On New Year’s Day we accompanied Grima’s brother, Victor, and his wife, Silvia, along with Silvia’s mother to place flowers on Silvia’s Father’s grave. Santiago’s general cemetery is located in the community of Independencia, north of downtown and is populated by presidents, generals and other distinguished families of Chile, along with the common population. It is enormous and contains architectural symbols of Chile’s past, and a very interesting way to spend an afternoon wandering the aisles and passageways.     Flower vendor at the West entrance to the cemetery   Siliva with her mother   Victor with his mother-in-law contemplating the past and future  Read More →

About an hour West of Santiago lies the small town of Pomaire, Chile, known for its ceramic pottery and surrounding hills covered by avocado trees. We went on a weekend with Grima’s Brother, Raul, and his wife, Gloria. Seemed like the whole city of Santiago had decided to weekend there. I remember the first time I went there back in the 60’s – streets weren’t paved, hardly a soul around, but still great pottery. It’s grown somewhat from that time, but if you walk a block or two off the main drag you’ll see the more authentic town that has been around for quite someRead More →