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10 GUATEMALA HISTORY byloy Houston
Turning Points

14 FLASHBACK by Gwyn Lawrence
The Birth of a Camioneta

18 HISTORICAL PROFILE by William C Paddock
Mildred Covill Palmer

22 LAKE VIEWS byDwight WayneCoop
The Care and Feeding
of Tax Collectors

23 ART HIGHLIGHT byloy Houston
Rosamaria Pascual de Gamez

24 DATEBOOK) March
Guide to culture and upcoming events

36 DATEBOOK HIGHLIGHT
International Women's Day

42 FOTO OP byLeonelMijangos
Holy Week Vistas, 2009

46 HOLISTIC THOUGHTS byDr. Karmen Guevara
Retrograde

FOOD
Antigua Dining Sampler:
66 Savory Sandwiches
68 Pleasing Pastas
76 Vegetarian Dishes

78 LANGUAGE bylaneBinaris
A Linguist in the Mercado

96 EASTER TRADITIONS byloyHouston
Coyol Bouquets

98 DATEBOOK HIGHLIGHT byDwight WayneCoop
What does a Dumpit look like?

122 FLASHBACK byDwightWayne Coop
The Language of Corn

128 PHOTO OP byRudyGirdn
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33 Guatemala City
52 La Antigua
98 Lake Atitlan
104 Quetzaltenango
107 Monterrico/Pacific Coast
111 Coban /Tecpn
112 Rio Dulce
113 El Peten / Huehuetenango



8 From the Publishers
GUATEMALA CITY
33 Services/Shopping
39 Dining
43 Lodging
LA ANTIGUA
52 Services/Shopping
62 Dining
83 Lodging
SECTIONS/ COLUMNS
29 Ask Elizabeth
47 Health Services
94 Travel
114Classifieds
115 Vet Q&A
118 Real Estate
SENSUOUS GUATEMALA
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by Ken Veronda
BOOK ALERT
El Tesoro de El Calvario

124 El Salvador
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126 Advertiser Index


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hough this is a Revue anniversary is-
sue, to keep things in perspective, the
cover Cucurucho by Ivan Castro sym-
bolizes the incredible grandeur of Holy Week
in Guatemala. But even before there were reli-
gious processions and celebrations, Joy Hous-
ton takes us back in time to Turning Points.
The year was 1541 and "thatched-roof shelters
went up all over in Santiago de los Caballeros,
now La Antigua Guatemala ... By the end of
the 17th century there were 38 churches, in-
cluding 16 monasteries and convents."
Jumping ahead a couple of centuries, we
hope that you enjoy this year's anniversary
retrospective featuring: The Birth of a Ca-
mioneta; The First Wave; Sensuous Guate-
mala, Semana Santa; A Linguist in the Mer-
cado; Coyol Bouquets; and The Language of
Corn. We are grateful to these authors and
to so many others whose work has graced
the pages of the Revue for all these years.
And to a host of talented photographers,
thank you for sharing the fruits of your la-
bor with visual images that move us from
tears to laughter to awe and inspiration.
The magazine is fueled by Revue adver-
tisers who trust in our efforts to promote
their businesses, and of course by readers in
print and online who give us feedback and
encouragement-we are most appreciative!
Last but never least, Revue staffers, thank
you for your loyalty and commitment to
the magazine.
A quick change of pace: what to do this
month? We have some interesting DateBook
highlights: 13-Threads presents an Interna-
tional Women's Day celebration; theater:
"What Does a Dumpit Look Like?"; plus
Festival Atitlin, workshops, excursions, art
shows, music and more!
This edition is dedicated to the memory
of Bill Paddock and Jane Binaris.
-John & Terry yovick 'Biskovich


Guatemala's English-language Magazine
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Guatemala History by Joy Houston photos by Jack Houston


Renaissance facade of Church of Nuestra Sefora de los Remedios


Turning Points

Many factors influenced Guatemala's first building boom


oet Robert Burns was voted Greatest
Scot of All Time in 2009. Burns was
born in 1759 in a thatch-roof cottage
built by his father and lived there for seven
years, a hard life of farming and poverty.
He went on to live a fast life of carousing
and died at age 37. But that's another story.
The cottage is now a quaint museum; there's
even a replica in Atlanta, Georgia.


born, thatch-roof shelters went up all over
in Santiago de los Caballeros, now La An-
tigua Guatemala. They are long since gone;
but even if preserved, they would hardly be
considered quaint. Similarities end with the
thatch roofs and the hard life.

In 1541 survivors of the historic flood that
destroyed Almolonga on the skirts of Vol-
cano Agua, the previous site of the seat of the


Two hundred-plus years before Burns was Spanish government in Guatemala, struggled
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and scrambled to rebuild their
lives a few months later. They
hurriedly put up provisional
poles and cornstalks and sticks of
any kind, all shelters with thatch
roofs. The people were not well
and able-bodied either. They had
been traumatized and wounded;
they had lost family and founda-
tions. There was no international
aid to helicopter in supplies and
help. Certainly the fine architec-
ture that graces the ruins seen to-
day in La Antigua was not on the
to-do list.

The establishment of the new
Santiago was one more headache
for Spanish King Carlos V too. At
the very least, the timing was bad.
There were political pressures
of the Protestant Reformation,
Turks threatening trade at the
Mediterranean coast, trouble in
Vienna and Hungary; and Con-
quistador Pedro de Alvarado had
just died in Mexico. "The process
of conquest culminated in the
1540s with the definitive estab-
lishment of the city of Santiago in
the Valley of Panchoy." (Historia
General de Guatemala, Vol Il)

The first order of business was
to provide a place for mass for
the workers doing the urbaniza-
tion, such as it was in that time.
The site chosen for the Ermita
de Santa Lucia (a chapel for the
image) was at the southwestern
corner of the new Santiago, at
the road to Almolonga and off
the official grid pattern layout so
as be out of the way of the


Filigree decoration adorns window of Manchn Church
Filigree decoration adorns window of Manchen Church


Abandoned church on Manchen Hill


Plaster embellishment on Church of San Sebastian


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Fagade of Church of San Sebastian reveals brick structure


work in progress. Within months a church
to serve as the temporary cathedral replaced
the chapel, and in 1543 church authorities
officially moved to the new city.

Interestingly, though, the Church of Santa
Lucia was not the first to be built in the new
area. Coincidentally, not long before the di-
saster, a chapel for an image of Santa Ana
had been provided for a village to the south-
east. According to J. Joaquin Pardo in Gula
de Antigua Guatemala, a small church was
built in 1541, "...being this the first there
was in the Valley of Panchoy." The Church
of Santa Ana has continued to this day, with
various careful reconstructions that have re-
tained typical colonial architecture.

"Formal construction developed slowly due
to few trained, experienced Spanish work-
ers," wrote Sidney Markman in Colonial
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Architecture of Antigua Guatemala. Even
monks took up construction work to get
the job done, "but also at times as a show
of self-imposed humility." Markman ques-
tioned the contribution of the indigenous
population to the building process. Since
all shelters-housing, churches, even mon-
asteries-were originally of thatch, locals
were put to work, but at the time they were
not skilled in any construction trade and
their numbers were few. Further complicat-
ing things were the New Laws issued from
Spain in 1542 that freed slaves and relieved
workers from abuse and injustices.

Indigenous populations developed outside
the new town at its corners: Candelaria built
in 1548 for farmers and artisans at the north-
east, Manchen on the hill in 1565 for iron-
workers and carpenters at the northwest, and
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Church of Candelaria, one of the finest examples of Baroque in the New World


rope and mat makers at the southeast. About
that time the king instructed religious orders
to spend more time and money on buildings
"worthy of the newly introduced religion so
that the Indians might be attracted to it and
leave behind their heathen idol-worshiping."
Change began, with brick and stone becom-
ing common in the 17th century. Tile and
wood roofs replaced thatch; now as parish
churches, residences for priests and large pla-
zas to serve as marketplaces were added.

Santiago de los Caballeros experienced
a building boom big time. According to
Domingo Juarros in Compendio de la His-
toria del Reino de Guatemala 1500-1800,
by the end of the 17th century there were
38 churches, including 16 monasteries and
convents. The northwest area grew so rap-
idly that the little Church of Manchen was
replaced in 1580 by the larger Church of


San Sebastian, down from the hill to where
it would be less isolated and more conve-
nient, at the north end of 7a avenida.


By the end of the 17th
century there were 38
churches, including 16
monasteries and convents.


Architecture flourished not only in religious
structures but civic buildings and private
homes as well. Styles moved from Renais-
sance to ultra Baroque, facades full of pillars,
columns, arches, layers, niches, swirls and
sculpture. These are seen in the ruins of La
Antigua today. Of the first parish churches;


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From school bus, to auction house, to workshop, to workhorse
text & photos by Gwyn Lawrence


or most people, the birthing process
starts in the quiet, sterile, environ-
ment of a delivery room. For a ca-
mioneta, it starts in the noisy chaos of an
auction room deep in the United States.
U.S. school buses are typically sold when
they reach 10 years old or 150,000 miles.
The manufacturers estimate that this is
about halfway through their normal work-
ing life. At this point they are put up for
auction. Since demand in the United States
is quite low, most used school buses are ex-
ported. Different countries have different
requirements depending on the intended
use and topography. Agents for Guatema-
lan buyers review the lists of buses, looking
for something very rare and quite specific.
They would like an International Harvest-
er chassis with a DT 466 engine, manual
transmission, air brakes and a Bluebird
conventional 10-window body. As 95 per-
cent of U.S. school buses have automatic
transmissions and hydraulic brakes, this
configuration is hard to find. Even harder
are two that are the same. The reason the
agent wants twins is that the two buses
are then chained together and one driver
takes them to the U.S. / Mexico border.
The only border crossing that is available
for commercial vehicles transiting Mexico
is Brownsville/Matamoros. So to the pur-


chase cost has to be added the drive to the
Mexican border. Delivery costs in the U.S.
are 95 cents per mile.
The Mexicans have a bonding system
that allows the conjoined twins to transit
Mexico to the Guatemalan border. After
a 1,200-mile journey across Mexico, im-
port taxes and IVA must be paid before
the convoy is allowed into Guatemala.
The two buses then continue to one of the
many conversion workshops outside LaAn-
tigua Guatemala in Ciudad Vieja and San
Miguel Duefias. Here the buses are going
to be converted from U.S. school buses
into Guatemalan camionetas, aka "chicken
buses" a gringo term for these convert-
ed, brightly painted U.S. school buses that
travel between cities.

The transformation starts in the workshop.
All the windows and seats are removed. If
the bus has more than 10 windows, the
shop will cut a 13-window body down
to 10 and move the rear axle accordingly.
If the motor is the usual wimpy 7.3-liter
diesel, it will be removed and replaced by
the 10-liter Caterpillar 3208. If the trans-
mission is automatic, it is replaced with a
six-speed manual. Often the single-speed
rear axle is replaced with a two-speed. The
hood is adapted for a chrome grill. A roof
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rack complete with access ladders is bolted
to the roof. A destination board is placed
above the windshield. Any rust is removed,
and the interior and exterior are primed and
painted. The company name is then added.
Luggage racks are installed inside the ve-
hicle. Finally, new (longer) seats go back
in, and the windows are replaced. Some
companies then add chrome, spotlights,
antennas and a CD player. The "new" bus
is inspected and put into service.
As is the case anywhere in the world,
different shops work to different stan-
dards. When I first thought of bringing
buses down from the U.S. for conversion,
I sat at the Antigua bus station (behind the
market) and watched all the different com-
panies come and go. I finally decided that
one company's buses looked better than all
the others. Six days a week for six weeks I
watched the conversion process. Frankly,
the workmen in the conversion shop owned
by Esmeralda are some of the best I have
encountered anywhere in the world. These
people know buses. For them, shortening a
bus body and adding a balcony on the back
is, literally, all in a day's work.
The bus now goes to work for a living.


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Instead of the light-duty work of taking
kids to and from school Monday to Fri-
day, the bus is ready for a far more ardu-
ous schedule: 14 hours a day, seven days a
week, hauling people and their possessions
over the mountains. Doubling the horse-
power and having 12 forward speeds now
starts to make sense. The first bus to the
bus stop makes the money. The driver and
his assistant (ayudante) need the bus to be
full to make a decent wage. Not all compa-
nies keep their buses in good condition. As
a general rule, if the company can afford
chrome bumpers and a fancy paint job, it
can also afford good tires and new brake
linings. Buses on the more lucrative routes
(Guatemala City to La Antigua) tend to
be in better shape than buses on the less-
traveled rural routes. The bus in Guatemala
does more work in one day than a U.S.
school bus does in a week.
So how about the belching black smoke
and accidents? The smoke is a function of
poor-quality fuel and deferred mainte-
nance. Accidents are often the result of a
combination of inadequate maintenance
and driver error.
The answer, as always, is driver education
and regular maintenance. Having brought
two buses down from the States, having
them converted and then returning them
to the U.S., do I travel on "chicken buses"
in Guatemala? You bet I do. But I do tend
to use Esmeralda and Orellana, because I
have seen, first hand, the quality of work
undertaken by these companies. I choose
these companies not because they are the
only choices, but they are the only compa-
nies where I have spent hundreds of hours
personally watching mechanics, fabricators,
electricians, welders and painters do what
they do best: give birth to a brand new and
incredibly colorful camioneta! 0
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The bus interior is completely gutted, windows and seats are removed and bad parts are replaced.


Automatic transmission is replaced with manual

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Mildred Palmer,
Dec. 1937


In 1928, Mildred Covill Palmer took
S a little trip-that spanned a lifetime!

T he first North American to restore and live in
an Antigua home was one of the most remark-
able people this town has ever known. Mil-
\dred Covill, born in Iowa in 1898 had, by the time
she was 16, been a soloist on the "Chautauqua Tour"
with William Jennings Bryan, and (at an illegal age)
homesteaded along 160 acres in Montana. Next she
was in San Francisco selling real estate, and then
worked as a reporter on the old San Francisco Call,
later moving to Los Angeles where she was em-
S played as a stockbroker. A striking woman, over
O six feet tall, and later with a mane of white hair,
her very presence dominated any group. Even
l 'I her arrival in Guatemala was unique.


wXUfrf"&AW i
.* The defunct Pan American Airways was not,
,W t as most believe, the first U.S. international
.,,.i" .. i- l airline. It was the Pickwick Bus Company
.. .. of Los Angeles that began with a scheduled
t flight to Mexico City. Mildred's husband
VlTC was a pilot hired by Pickwick to be the en-
gineer to plan a route extension to Gua-
Stemala City. After breakfast the morning
of the trial flight, Mildred drove him to
Advertising brochure from 1928 the airport. When the navigator failed
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HISTORICAL PROFILE byWilliam C. Paddock


The


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Mildred Palmer at the Guatemala City Market, c. 1931

to show up, the senior pilot asked Mildred
to take the navigator's place. Always ready
for an adventure, she parked the car in the
shade of the hangar and the three flew off
in a Ryan, the same model plane Lindbergh
had used to cross the Atlantic. Landing in
wheat fields and on dirt roads, they eventu-
ally arrived in Guatemala City. The year was
1928, and Pickwick Bus Company, some-
how anticipating the stock market crash the
following year, immediately went broke. In
order to survive Mildred opened the El Patio
restaurant which was near the Palace Hotel
in Guatemala City, zone 1. The restaurant
became an immediate success with the city's
foreign colony as well as with a large group
of Guatemalans and functioned for the next
40 years. Mildred did all the work and orga-
nization of the restaurant while her husband
contributed by amusing clients with great
stories of his exploits.

Mildred became a close friend of the first
Mrs. Popenoe, Dorothy, when the Popen-
oes moved to Guatemala City in 1930. In


1932 the Popenoes moved to Tela, Hondu-
ras where Dorothy tragically died within
a week of arrival. Mildred went to Tela at
Wilson Popenoe's request and escorted his
young children to Maryland to be cared for
by a relative. Mildred returned to Guate-
mala via Los Angeles where she found her
breakfast dishes still on the table and her
car, now four years older, still parked in the
hangar's shade.

Landing in wheat fields and on
dirt roads via Tiajuana, Mexicali,
Nogales, Hermosillo, Guaymas,
Mazatln,Tepic, Guadalajara
and Morelia they eventually
arrived in Guatemala City

Early on she fell in love with Antigua, a
town then isolated by a long hour's trip over
a narrow gravel road, and in 1934 Mildred
paid $320 for a ruined house on what was
then known as the Street of the Bells. To-


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Palmer was ahead
of her time as a
singular and fierce
advocate for
keeping alive the
artistry of Guate-
mala's weaving.
A portion of her
textile collec-
tion was given
to the Museo
Ixchel during
a ceremony
honoring her at
Sthe American
., Embassy.


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Mildred COv11 Pal
1898-1961 ANi^
Revue cover, June, 1999
day's Casa de las Campanas required eight
years of reconstruction, the work done with
the loving care of an artist-which she was.

This was before tourism was actually an
industry. Then, the few tourists that came
normally all arrived in Puerto Barrios on
the United Fruit Company's Great White
Fleet, took the train to Guatemala City, a
bus to Antigua and on to Chichicastenango
where they stayed at the Mayan Inn-at the
time one of the world's great hotels and still
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worthy of honorable mention. The tourists
wanted to see a house in Antigua and Mil-
dred obliged. Casa de las Campanas dur-
ing and after its reconstruction became a
part of every tour. To visit the house, one
entered and left through a shop where Mil-
dred sold backstrap woven textiles, work-
ing many into clothing of her design. She
designed everything she herself wore, from
her hat down to her shoes. All were of native
weaving. When President Castillo Armas'
wife, during a 1957 State visit to Washing-







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Mildred, displaying dried fish and shrimp for a photo op in the village of Santa Rosa near the Pacific.


ton, followed Mildred's example by wear-
ing clothing of indigenous weaving, the
press was effusive with its praise.

For two decades virtually every tourist to
Antigua signed her guest book and for 10
years she was the only North American res-
ident of the town. The advent of World War
II and the closing of Europe to Americans
was the beginning of today's North Ameri-
can colony. By 1948, there were about a
dozen Americans living in Antigua, the
number falling to about six in 1951, when
this writer first arrived. By then, Mildred
had divorced Lewis Palmer, who later died
in a plane crash in Florida.

Mildred was my family's great friend, a
powerful and varied influence in the early
foreign colony and life of Antigua, always
quiet in her multiple philanthropies. For
years she taught English to a number of lo-
cal needy children, some later becoming re-
spected guides and entrepreneurs. She was
ahead of her time as a singular and fierce
advocate for keeping alive the artistry of


Guatemala's weaving. A portion of her tex-
tile collection was given to the Museo Ix-
chel (Guatemala City) during a ceremony
honoring her at the American Embassy.

Mildred Covill Palmer died in 1981 in her
Casa de las Campanas. She is buried in the
Antigua Cemetery, the fourth mausoleum
to the left of the entrance. O
First published in Revue: June, 1999


*w4%iC Mildred returned
PC to Guatemala
SIvia Los Angeles,
where she found
her breakfast
dishes still on
the table and
her car, now
four years
older, still
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ELake Views
by Dwight Wayne Coop





The Care and Feeding


of Tax Collectors


Lawyers may not be the most hated
profession, even though entire books
of lawyer jokes exist. Every non-law-
yer has a war story about a run-in with a
lawyer, whether here or in the old country.
But if non-lawyers disdain lawyers,
whom do lawyers pick on? Tax collectors,
perhaps. Maybe I will write a book of tax-
collector jokes for the lawyer market. Then
again, no.
There is historic support for the con-
tempt of lawyers for tax collectors. The
New Testament, for instance, records mul-
tiple instances of lawyers dissing tax collec-
tors. In that day, the line may have been, "I
may be a scumbag lawyer, but I'm no tax
collector, thank God." In fact, there is a
parable to this effect.
Levi, the apostle who recorded that par-
able, was himself said to be a tax collector.
His plight is explainable by the ancient prac-
tice of tax farming, which in some parts of
the world endured as an official institution
even into the 20th century. The short defini-
tion of this is that a ruler or governor would
grant a franchise to a taxation agent, or
"farmer," whose job was to collect whatever
was assessed against a town, city or province.
Anything above this, he could keep.
The tax farmer collected his quota how-
ever he liked, justly or unjustly, so woe to


you if you crossed him. Given this circum-
stance, even honest tax collectors fell under
suspicion and contempt. And if the town,
city or province you lived in was a conquered
entity, then it was all the worse. So it was
that Judean tax collectors, employed by Im-
perial Rome, were reckoned lower than the
scum at the bottom of the septic pool.
Even today, this perception takes a toll,
on both despiser and despised. I recall
a visit I made 25 years ago to a Nevadan
IRS office (the IRS, for my non-paisanos, is
the tax collection apparatus of the United
States). I had some questions, but the peo-
ple inside were too hardboiled to address
them. They had chafed, I concluded, under
a modern version of the daily opprobrium
suffered by their first-century counterparts.
The waiting room was in fact full of people
cocked with head-exploding anger. Some-
one later told me that, since I saw no out-
bursts, I had gone on a good day. Even so,
I never got to talk to a live IRS employee.
I casually befriended a vacationing IRS
employee I met one day, circa 2000, in La
Antigua. He was looking for a marzipan
store, and since I do not know the street
names in that town, I had to actually lead
him to the place. En route, I discovered his
line of work, and found that he was willing
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ART HIGHLIGHT byJoyHouston


Artist Rosamaria Pascual de Gimez
stands with her latest mural, "...so
you can compare the size with an
average person." The painting now hangs
in the baptistery of the Cathedral of Santa
Cruz del Quiche, the second of her works
there and the 18th mural she has donated
to Guatemala churches. At five square me-
ters, this is among her smaller works.

Typically Rosamaria's paintings include a
myriad of scenes, but, she says, "This one
is very easy to understand, as there is only
one message: the baptism of Jesus," add-
ing, "...in the Catholic tradition of bap-
tizing a baby and not a grownup Jesus."
That said, the painting is chock full of


detail. The flowers, the pots, the colorful
cloth, the basket with bananas, the groups
of candles according to Mayan tradition
of petitioning protection for each family
member-all these part of everyday life in
Guatemala.

Symbols of and beyond baptism include a
pitcher of water and two little jars of oils to
be ceremoniously poured on the baby, sac-
rificial doves and a knife for circumcision.
Halos and shawls of typical mode connect
the holy and the human.

Rosamaria's suggestion of herself as 'an av-
erage person' may be accurate for her size.
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Mon., through 3rd, 9am-4pm -
TEXTILE WORKSHOP: Jaspe/Ikat
with visiting artist Virginia Davis. She
is co-teaching a special course in ikat,
known in Spanish as jaspe, together with
the Guatemalan master Roberto Chaclin
Solis. Indigo Artes Textiles y Populares
(tel: 7831-1176) Inside Finca La Azotea,
Jocotenango, Sacatepdquez. v


2Tues., 8pm-lam ACTIVITY:
Raffles, music, food and lots of fun;
proceeds benefit Nifios de Guatemala and
its educational programs, also interchange
between volunteers from other NGOs. El
Muro, 3a. calle oriented # 19-D, LaAntigua.
2Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK: Los
Patojos: Forming Leaders for Guatemala
with project director Juan Pablo Romero.
Donation Q25. Rainbow Caf6 (tel: 7832-
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, 10 & 17 Wed., 9:30am-llam -
(Spanish) WORKSHOP: Altareros:
Tradiciones y Expresiones Populares por Lic.
Haroldo Rodas Estrada. Q525/students;
Q350/ tourist guides, includes a guided visit
on March 24. Sal6n CS-103, primer nivel,
Edificio Centro de Seminarios. Museo
Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7836) 6a calle final,
z. 10, Universidad Francisco Marroquin,
Guatemala City.
5 Fri., 7-9pm & Sun., 7th, 4-6pm -
(English) THEATER: The Panajachel
Theatre company presents The Red Suitcase
(with a twist of Cole Porter), a hilarious
comedy in two
acts, music and
laughs. Q70.
Chapiteau (tel:
7762-2056).
P, najachel,
Lake Atitldn.
See highlight
on page 98.

6Sat., 10 am-6 pm INTERNA-
TIONAL WOMEN'S DAY: Thirteen
Threads presents its first International
Women's Day event. More info. & schedule,
contact Maya: thirteenthreads@gmail.com
Centro Comercial Los Barandales, at the
bottom of Calle Santander, Panajachel,
LakeAtitldn. See highlight on page 36.
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WORKSHOP: Cafis Diferenciados,
conozca las regions en donde se cultiva el
caf6, el mercado que se esti desarrollando,
la industrializaci6n y comercializaci6n del
caf6, impartido por Ing. Sergio Martinez,
director del Programas Caf6s Diferenciados
de Agexport de Guatemala. Q50, incluye
material. Finca La Azotea (tel: 7888-
7021) Calle del Cementerio final z. 3,
Jocotenango, Sacatepdquez.
6Sat., 7:30pm MUSIC: Trova y
cancidn alternative by Rony Hernindez.
Q60. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037) LaAntigua.
Tues., 5:30pm (Spanish) PERFOR-
MANCE: Snow White and the Seven
Dwarfs performed by children from Niino
Obrero. Donation Q25. Rainbow Caf6 (tel:
7832-1919) 7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.
Tues., 9am-4pm WORKSHOP:
Conserving Your Textiles, learn how to
store, repair and display them, bring in a
piece for professional analysis. Morning:
theory of conservation and demonstration of
techniques, after lunch (included), practice
techniques and discuss your textiles. Meet
professional conservator, Molly Hope, who
has worked at the Metropolitan Museum
and the Museum of Natural History, New
York City; the National Museum of Costa
Rica; the New York Historical Society; and
the Museo Ixchel. Indigo Artes Textiles y
Populares (tel: 7831-1176) Inside Finca La
Azotea, Jocotenango, Sacatepdquez. V
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1 Thurs., 6:30pm (Spanish)
CONFERENCE: Las Tumbas de
Copdn, por LoaTraxler. Sal6n de Convenciones
JBG, II nivel, Edificio Centro de Seminarios.
Q30; students w/carnet, Q15. Parking Q30.
Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7836) 6a calle
final, z. 10, Universidad Francisco Marroquin,
Guatemala City.

Thurs., 7:30pm ART:
Reinauguration ofCrdnicas del
Centro Histdrico by Alejandro Urrutia,
also wine tasting. Proyecto Cultural el
Callej6n del
Fino, Edificio
El Centro,
7a av. & 9
calle, II nivel -
local #218,
z. 1, Centro
Hist6rico,
Guatemala
City.



Fri., 6pm through April 4 -
PHOTOGRAPHY: Ballenas y
Delines del Pacifico de Guatemala. Free.
Casa del Turista INGUAT, 2a calle oriented,
LaAntigua.

Fri., 7pm-9pm (English)
-THEATER: The Panajachel Theatre
company presents The Red Suitcase, see
listing Fri., 5th. Q70. El Sitio (tel: 7832-
3037) LaAntigua. See page 98.
SSat., 11am-- (English) MEETING:
Democrats Abroad Guatemala annual
membership meeting and a kickoff barbeque
for 2010 voter registration. Info: John Chudy,
tel: 7832-4581 or democratsabroad_guate@
yahoo.com; DA members and US Citizens
invited. La Pefia de Sol Latino Restaurant,
5a calle poniente 15-C, LaAntigua.
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I. circus, camping, good food and drink, entertainment, activities for kids, an art
gallery and more. This year 100 percent of the proceeds will go to a local ecological
educational and informational project, see Revue Feb., FestivalAtitldn highlight at www.
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This year's musical line-up includes Iguanamanga (reggae), La Trova del Lago (trova
nueva), Grupo Maya Tz'utujil (cofradia music), AjBatz (Kaqchikel rock), Marco Trio
Electric (get down boogy), The LeRoy Mack Band (bluegrass), Naik Madera (New age
feminist), Kila (Latin folklore),
Zanates en Stereo (Rock
chapin), Pablo Robledo (soloist),
Steve James (finger-picking
iaitar), MaF Saenz (soloist),
Percush (percussion), Star Maya
circus, Grupo Sotzil (Maya
d incers), C6smica de Guatemala
psychedelicc. Donation Q100.
A splendid time is guaranteed
; .r all. For more info, visit www.
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Monday (dinner)- Night Blues, Nelson &
Segovia feat. New Orleins Jazz. Piano & Guitar.
Wednesday (dinner) Live Jazz Trio. Q35.
Thursday (dinner) Cuban Jazz. Q35.
Friday (dinner) Estasis, Trio, Sal6n Latino,
Tango. Q35.

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Monday, 7:30pm Kenny Molina hosts
Open Mike. Free.
Tuesday, 7:30pm Ramiro plays Trova
Cubana. Free.
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30pm-Sundays,
7pm Sol Latino plays Andean music (pan
flutes). Free. V


Sunday, 1pm Ramiro plays Trova Cubana
during the Sunday Buffet. No cover.

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Friday, 7:30pm Mark Weinstein's Marco
Trio will perform a variety of jazz, blues &
rock 'n' roll.
Saturday, 7:30pm La Trova del Lago
featuring Juan Sisay, Carlos Rangel and Noe
Visquez.


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Monday, 7:30pm Don Ramiro will serenade
you with some beautiful Latin folk music. Free.
Tuesday & Fridays, 7:30pm Sergio, reggae
music
Wednesday, 7:30pm Open Mike," ',.. r...
by Juan-Jo and friends. A complimentary drink for
all performers. Free.
Thursday, 7:30pm Giiicho will astound
you with his guitar skills and improvisation of
Latino and pop classics.
Saturday 7:30pm -At.One.Ment. Come
and listen to Luke and his band. You cannot
miss it. Enjoy a few drinks and relax to some
classics.
Sunday, 7:30pm La Raiz: Luis, Juan-Jo
& Choko, great improvised classics. Free.
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19 Fri., 7pm MUSIC: ImoxJazz
presents Straight Ahead Jazz with
Rosse Aguilar (vocals & sax), Victor
Arriaza (piano), Alejandro Alvarez (double
bass) and Julio C&sar Garcia (percussion).
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Circus Bar (tel: 7762-2056)
Avenida de los Arboles, Panajachel
Monday the fabulous piano master Chris
Jarnach plays jazz and favorite tunes;
Circus Bar Latin Ensemble plays boleros, salsa,
son cubano and other latin rhythms
Tuesday Nayno Flamenco, Rumba and
Latin Ensemble, Trova del Lago
Wednesday Nayno, Latin Ensemble
Thursday, 7:30prn Carlos and Carlitos,
swing and latin rhythms. Trova del Lago, trova
Friday a fascinating show of Circus Bar
Allstars
Saturday Los Vagabundos, hot rhythms in
a fusion of rumba flamenca and Guatemalan
traditional elements
Sunday Latin Ensemble


6a calle poniente #2, La Antigua
Proceeds benefit A.W.A.R.E.
and other Animal Protection programs


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by Elizabeth Bell

V visitors to La Antigua Guatemala
Vare quite happy to see that many of
the municipal trucks run on bio-diesel.
Discarded cooking oil is collected at
restaurants, filtered through technology
set up in conjunction with Bio Persa
www.biopersa.com (supported by the
Swiss government), and we all benefit in
Antigua.

Then the inevitable question,
"What about recycling in Antigua?"

We recycle. Our aluminum cans are
dropped off at Restaurante Dona Luisa
(4a calle oriented #12) to benefit www.
openwindowsfoundation.com (an
educational program in San Miguel
Duefias).
We also fill up a depository with glass
bottles, folded cardboard, newspaper and
all plastic containers. It's just a short drive
from Antigua to Ferrreteria El Tigre (Km
47.5 carretera a Ciudad Vieja) and that's it!
It is open Monday through Thursday,
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 4
p.m.; and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon. The
recycling program operates in conjunction
with the local bio-diesel project.
You'll be surprised at how much
"garbage" we can recycle-with very
little effort. Next time you visit a
business, help the planet and ask "Do
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2Sat., 1pm FOLK DANCES:
1 Niios de Bendici6n from San
Antonio Aguas Calientes present traditional
folk dances. Free, though donations
gratefully accepted to support the children'
school expenses. La Pena de Sol Latino (tel:
7882-4468), LaAntigua.
1 Sat., 7pm MUSIC: La Edad
I Jde Oro de las Canciones de Arte en
Alemdn by David Kubiak (baritone) and
David Greene (piano). Donation Q70. El
Sitio (tel: 7832-3037) LaAntigua.
1 Mon., 5pm CULTURAL
I EVENT: A glimpse of Mayan
culture with the presentation of an authentic
indigenous ceremony. Free. La Peia de Sol
Latino (tel: 7882-4468), LaAntigua.
1 6Tues., 8am-4pm EXCURSION:
16V Comalapa, visit this indigenous village
famous for its folk painters and textiles.
Proceeds benefit the women's cooperative,
MayaWorks. Indigo Artes Textiles y
Populares (tel: 7831-1176), inside Finca La
Azotea, Jocotenango, Sacatepdquez.


S Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK:
J Life in Guatemala: Brief History and
Current Conditions with Sue Patterson,
retired Foreign Service officer. She is a
former US Consul General in Guatemala
and has served in Chile, Iran and Italy. She
is also the founder of WINGS, a non-profit
dedicated to reproductive health and family
planning. Donation Q25. Rainbow Caf6
(tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. sur #8. LaAntigua.
h Q urs., 6:30pm ART:
Figurativos y Abstractos by Fredy
SL6pez. Vestibulo
del Banco G&T
Continental,
6a av. 9-08, z.
9, Guatemala
City.

Fri., 7pm MUSIC: ImoxJazz
presents Straight Ahead Jazz with
Rosse Aguilar (vocals & sax), Victor
Arriaza (piano), Alejandro Alvarez (double
bass) and Julio Ctsar Garcia (percussion).
Donation Q60. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037),
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HOLY WEEK, ANTIGUA MAIN PROCESSIONS Semana Santa
March 28 Palm Sunday, 1 lam: Procession ofJesus Nazareno from La Merced Church.
March 29 Holy Monday: Holy Vigil ofJesuis Nazareno de La Merced, La Merced Church.
March 30 Holy Tuesday: Holy Vigil ofJesuis Nazareno del Perd6n, San Francisco El Grande Church.
March 31 Holy Wednesday: Holy Vigil of Sefior Sepultado, Escuela de Cristo Church.
2pm: Children's procession, under 10 years old, from La Merced Church.
April 1 Maundy Thursday: Procession ofJesuis Nazareno de la Humildad, Virgen de Dolores
from San Crist6bal El Bajo Church.
1pm: Processions ofJesis Nazareno del Perd6n, San Francisco El Grande Church.
April 2 Good Friday, 4am: Procession ofJesis Nazareno from La Merced Church;
2pm: Procession of the Burial of Christ, from Escuela de Cristo Church;
3pm: Procession of the Burial of Christ, from San Felipe de Jesuis Church.
April 3 Saturday of Glory: processions of Virgen de Soledad from various churches.
April 4 Easter Sunday: Procession ofJesis Resucitado from Obras Sociales del Hermano Pedro


1 Fri., 7-9pm (English)
19THEATER: The Panajachel Theatre
company presents The Red Suitcase. See
listing on Friday, 5th. Chapiteau (tel: 7762-
2056) Panajachel, LakeAtitldn.
2 nSat., 11am- (Spanish) LECTURE:
Llntroduccidn a la Salvaguardia de
Colecciones de Imagen y Sonido por Samuel
Franco, director del Centro de Investigaci6n
y Museo Casa K'ojom; Q50; estudiantes con
carnet, Q25. info@kojom.org; www.kojom.
org Centro Cultural La Azotea (tel: 7831-
1486) Jocotenango, Sacatepequez.
2 Sat., through April 19th ART:
L Latest works by Guatemalan artist
Hugo Gonzilez Ayala, renowned landscape
artist.The work in this series is dedicated to
Antigua urban scenes by night in a show
of light in the dark. La Antigua Galeria de
Arte, 4a calle oriented #15, LaAntigua. V


2 Sat., 3pm (Spanish) TALK:
IHidroponia, conoce sobre esta tcnica
de reproducci6n de plants, la siembra de
huertas, los sustratos o medios de cultivo,
preparaci6n y siembra de almicigos. Aprenda
a tener verduras o flores en su balc6n. Vivero
y Caf6 de la Escalonia (tel: 7832-7074) 5a av.
sur final #36-C, LaAntigua.

lSat., 7pm ART:
II Trozos de Mi
Tierra, exposition and sale
of paintings by Lizaro
Antonio Escobar Castillo.
Cocktail. El Sitio (tel:
7832-3037) LaAntigua.

2 Mon., through Sat 27th, 9am-
4pm WORKSHOP: The Magic
of Color with Natural Dyes. Indigo Artes
Textiles y Populares (tel: 7831-1176) Inside
Finca La Azotea, Jocotenango.
23 Tues., 9am-4pm- EXCURSION:
JSan Juan del Obispo, visit this
quaint town where the Baroque monastery
of San Juan Obispo overlooks Antigua.
Meet local artisans in their workshops.
Indigo Artes Textiles y Populares (tel: 7831-
1176) Inside Finca LaAzotea,Jocotenango,
Sacatepdquez.


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2 Thurs., 8am-4pm EXCUR-
5SION: Tecpin & Iximchd: Off
the beaten track! Visit this important
indigenous community and the famous
Mayan archeological site of Iximchd. Indigo
Artes Textiles y Populares (tel: 7831-1176)
Inside Finca La Azotea, Jocotenango.

7TSat., 7pm -
/MUSIC: Mdgico
Hawaii, with Oscar
Corletto (electric guitar,
hawaiian steel guitar)
and Madeleine Alejandra
Escobar (vocals).
Donation Q60. El Sitio
(tel: 7832-3037), LaAntigua.
3 0lTues., 5:30pm- (English) TALK:
UJ PedalPower Technology: An alternate
source of energy in Guatemala with Carlos
Marroquin. Donation Q25. Rainbow Caf6
(tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.
3 Tues., 6-7pm Mil
30J- (English)
BENEFIT SLIDE SHO',.
Lent and Holy Week in
Antigua by Elizabeth B ll
Enjoy a description and
slides of carpet making.
velaciones, processions and
tips for this season. Questions encouraged
and autographed books available including
Lent and Holy Week in La Antigua
Guatemala. Q30; proceeds benefit
educational programs in Antigua. El Sitio,
(tel: 7832-6329), LaAntigua.

3 1Wed., 8am-4pmn EXCURSION:
Santa Apolonia, a picturesque and
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T e position our thoughts around
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LANGUAGE byJaneBinaris


A Linguist in


the Mercado

The lesson I learned here is don't judge
the cover until you see the books


I first met Matilde Abac eight years
ago while shopping in the market for
bedspreads, in his small and undistin-
guished stall hung several spreads in vari-
ous colors and sizes. My Spanish was less
than basic and early into the negotiations
Matilde began speaking almost flawless
English. Though taught as a child not to
judge a book by its cover, I was apprecia-
tive yet surprised that a market shopkeeper
spoke my language so fluently. Bedspreads
bought, on another visit, Matilde asked
me if I would do him a favor: "Could you
please bring me a Greek to Hebrew Con-
cordance when you come back from the
States?" "Beg your pardon?" I said. Matilde
pulled back one of the hanging spreads to
reveal a prodigious jumble of books-the
tip of the library icicle it turned out-and
rummaged to find a Greek Bible that he
wanted to translate to Hebrew. Thus be-
gan my admiration and respect for Matilde
Abac, a linguist of the first order.
Born in Momostenango with K'iche' as
his first language, Matilde studied for 12
years in the Antigua public school system
where he learned Spanish and some English.
A teacher from Israel, living in Matilde's
family home for one year while studying
Spanish in Antigua, began teaching Matil-
de Hebrew and Greek, and Matilde began
studying the theology of the Bible in these
languages. From this teacher Matilde also
learned some Dutch, French, Chinese, Jap-
anese, Italian and a little Portuguese-then
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Matilde Abac reading at work


he began to buy books, teaching himself.
How did you learn to pronounce the
words? "For each language I had a pho-
netic dictionary and a lexicon of the lan-
guage, and I would practice speaking
with the tourists who came to my stall."
Where do you get the books? "From friends
all over the world who know I am study-
ing languages. I have 80 language books
and 150 Bibles and Bible-related volumes. I
have read the Bible in 16 languages: Span-
ish; Tz'utujil, Mam, Q'eqchi', K'iche' (we
have 23 languages in Guatemala but I only
speak five), English, French, Dutch, Japa-
nese, Chinese, Hebrew, Greek, Italian, Lat-
in; Polish and Danish with the aid of the
lexicons and dictionaries Now I am study-
ing Persian, Russian and Arabic."
"I study 10 to 15 hours a day-my first
work every day is to study the Bible, then
my languages. I also am studying medicine
(chemical and natural), pathology, biology,
anatomy and a little physiology. The study
of language and medicine is for this life on
Earth, the study of the Bible is for my ev-
erlasting life."
Asked if he had anything more to say,
Matilde turned to his curtained library and
selected a Bible (the Spanish version of the
New Standard, he informed me), went right
to the verse he wanted (this man knows
his Bible!), read several verses, smiled and
spoke his customary goodbye: "God bless
you and have a good day." O
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Turning Points cont.frompage 13

* Spiral, elaborately decorated columns and
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the north end of 1 a avenida, one of the fin-
est examples of Baroque in the New World;

* The Renaissance facade of the Church of
Nuestra Sefiora de los Remedios, just over
the little bridge as Calle de los Pasos divides
toward the Ermita of El Calvario, contains
the sculpture of Mary as a child;

* Plaster filigree, flower designs and octago-
nal windows cling to the neglected Church
of Manchen, little noticed today on the hill-
side to the right, across the busy intersection
at the north end of 6a avenida, where the
road curves left to San Felipe;

* The church seen today on the site of the
old Church of Santa Lucia, on the Alameda
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century, "is supposed to be similar to the
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Santa Lucia had been moved to the Church
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Elaborate detail and spiral columns of Church
of Candelaria


* Denuded of plaster, the Church of San
Sebastian reveals brick structure. Franciscan
recorder Ximenez wrote that the church had
more than 8,000 parishioners by the end of
the 18th century. That was more than the
cathedral, which served the Spanish popula-
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plan. Having not suffered significant earth-
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century after the town moved to what is
now Guatemala City.

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Coyol leaves have been part of the Palm Sunday tradition since 1547

Coconut palm... royal palm... date
palm...coyolpalm. ..uh, coyolpalm? by Joy Houston


rdWeb Online calls it a tropi-
'IX I cal American palm with edible
nuts and yielding useful fiber.
In some countries of Central America,
especially Costa Rica and Honduras, it is
known for the sweet liquid that flows inside
its trunk and is extracted to drink as a 100
per cent natural liquor. Be careful, though,
it's said to be strong stuff, even lethal.
But the straight, tall tree that grows wild
on Guatemala's south coast has a higher
purpose. It substitutes for the date palm
common in Palestine for Palm Sunday cel-
ebrations that commemorate the triumphal
entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem and,
here in Guatemala, initiate the magnificent
Holy Week traditions.
Coyol leaves are cut a week or so be-
fore-tricky business because of the many
long, ominous spines on the branches.
The narrow leaves are bundled and hauled
to church plazas throughout the country,
where they are looped, braided, twisted and
woven into bouquets (photo). That wonder-
ful Guatemalan creativity kicks in as ar-
tisans sit surrounded by piles of flowers,
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crosses, medallions, images and ribbons to
trim and tuck and attach. Then the finished
bouquets are sold for as little as Q3.
Worshippers lift the coyol bouquets to
be blessed in the Sunday mass and take
them home. Some are kept to be burned
for the ash used on Ash Wednesday the
following year.
Traces of coyol have been found in an-
cient Mayan sites, but it would be tough
to determine when this tradition with the
coyol leaves began in Guatemala. Fray An-
tonio de Remesal recorded the first Palm
Sunday celebration in Guatemala in which
the natives participated. The year was 1547.
As told in Luis Lujin Muioz's book, Sema-
na Santa Tradicional en Guatemala (1982),
"(the natives) enjoyed those holy ceremo-
nies, it being the first time they saw them."
Remesal writes that the first lent and
Holy Week were not as peaceful as had
been hoped "...because one Spanish neigh-
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enness, but in the end it finished well."
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DATEBOOK HIGHLIGHT byDwightWayne Coop


This outrageous, foppish farce is set in-and
set to play in Panajachel and La Antigua


lossy Dumpit is not a name you
will find in the phonebook; it could
come only from the planet-hopping
imagination of Maine dramatist Barbara
Ramey, who brings Flossy to life in The
Red Suitcase. It is bad enough that the suit-
case in question must be taped shut. But
then it gets lost, and with it hypochondriac
Flossy's portable pharmacy, including her
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Flossy (played by German comedy wiz-
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ard Thilda Zorn) is a vaudeville character
for people who disdain vaudeville; she and
husband Arnold Dumpit are players in a
poke at the genre itself. With total sincer-
ity, they are clueless stooges in a farce that
Ramey tailor-scripted for the three Guate-
malan venues it will play in.
To cut expenses as they go on the road,
the foppish Dumpits resolve to ride chicken
buses and hole up in the nursing home where
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