25 Years Ago

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There is this fear for sickness, and for every little thing some people rush to the doctor. Today there is a fine clinic, good doctors and fine drug stores, but with all that I want to assure you that there is nothing wrong with trying some home remedies before you get to the doctor, or in the middle of the night when you can’t get to a doctor for a little headache, a toothache, a cut, a nail puncture or a belly ache. If these remedies worked for people of the past, I am sure they could work today also.

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What are the favorite pastimes for young ladies today? I don’t know any better than you, but I believe it is listening to music, using the play station, chatting over the computer, making cellular phone calls all about, loafing or walking about. Sounds like fun and even educational. There might be some young ladies who are still doing it the way it used to be 25 years ago.

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In the 1950’s and 1960’s we used to live very happily and effectively without telephones. To tell the truth there was hardly a need for them and no one ever missed them. To call a person to gossip was not possible, so the folks who loved to gossip had to personally go visit someone to share the latest.

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Wouldn’t it be fabulous if we could be living now with today’s salaries but with the prices of yesterday or twenty five years ago? Wow! That would surely allow us to really stretch our money and still have some leftover for our savings account. When I got married back in 1973, 31 years ago, I used to go to the store and take home two large boxes of groceries and supplies for only $25.00. Today, I put two or three items in a small bag and pay $25.00 for it.

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FIRST SCUBA DIVERS: I do not have a documented record of many of these firsts, but a good and accurate idea of most of them. In scuba diving there is no known record, but probably “Mista” Jim Currie who lived aboard his yacht The Pamelyn had diving equipment in his luxury yacht.

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Dominus vu Biscum. Et cum spiritu tu. Pater noster, qui es in caelis, sanctificaetur nomen tuum, adveniat regnum tuum, fiat voluntas tua sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum supersubstantialem da nobis hodie; et dimitte nobis debita nostra, sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris, et ne inducas nos in tentationem, sed libera nos a Malo”

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What a lovely sight to behold is the moon. It is best appreciated on dark nights and more so if there are no electric lights. The moon is symbolical of romance and love. It has been the inspiration of many songs and romantic scenes, works of arts and romance poems. The moon is almost magical in its power upon us earthlings. And did you know that even in Biblical times there are many people who have believed that the moon has a lot of influence upon the earth.

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The column “Twenty Five Years Ago” still has many items in the series of “first’s” in San Pedro. However just to change pace for this week, I want to talk a little about a few hardships people had to put up with until there was a first one to change this trend. For example, there was the first washing machine brought to the island, but I have no ideal who was that fortunate housewife.

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FIRST MISS SAN PEDRO: Lovely girls in San Pedro there have always been and Sanpedranos have no difficulty in locating one for a beautiful wife. But lovely and willing to participate in the Miss San Pedro pageant, there have not always been more than enough volunteers. The first volunteer to become Miss San Pedro back in 1955 was Leni Alamilla, who is mom to Leni, Chabby, and Lucy- all three beauties themselves.

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For the newcomers to San Pedro, here is a summary of a few “firsts”. You can learn a whole lot of informal history about San Pedro by simply perusing along. At the same time this is an acknowledgement to those people who set the pace for development of our beloved San Pedro and Ambergris Caye.

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For the newcomers to San Pedro, here is a summary of a few “firsts”. You can learn a whole lot of informal history about San Pedro by simply perusing along. At the same time this is an acknowledgement to those people who set the pace for development of our beloved San Pedro and Ambergris Caye.

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For the newcomers to San Pedro, here is a summary of a few “firsts”. You can learn a whole lot of informal history about San Pedro by simply perusing along. At the same time this is an acknowledgement to those people who set the pace for development of our beloved San Pedro and Ambergris Caye.

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Last week I hit in summary form a little bit of history of San Pedro by acknowledging the very first ones. It is good to know where we come from and who helped in the molding and development of our beloved San Pedro. Today, we thank the Chamber of Commerce for doing so much for San Pedro. They too are making history. So here go some firsts.

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For the newcomers to San Pedro, here is a summary of a few “firsts”. You can learn a whole lot of informal history about San Pedro by simply perusing along. At the same time this is an acknowledgement to those people who set the pace for development of our beloved San Pedro and Ambergris Caye.

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Carnival has always been fun and is still a lot of fun today as far as “comparsas” or street dancing goes. In San Pedro it is called Carnabal. Carnival is a cultural tradition and not the awful mess you see with painting today. That is not what carnival used to be 25 years ago. But carnival also has had its heroes- people who used to make carnival really successful and a world of fun.

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People have always needed to keep fit and healthy, and that is true of 25 years ago and today as well. Keeping fit is a matter of a good diet and a good exercise plan. So how did people keep fit and healthy 25 years ago?

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San Pedro has always been a pretty clean place. Back in the 1950’s the middle street, now Barrier Reef Drive was sandy white and clean of plastic cups and plates and bottles. The back street, now Pescador Drive was partly sandy with patches of grass. This street was also very clean since each villager was responsible of cleaning the area directly in front of his property. The patches of grass were kept trimmed but not too low so that the women could put their laundry to bleach overnight. You did not find any debris on that street either.

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It has been cold like never before in Mexico this year and even in several parts of the United States. The folks in San Pedro were hoping for a cold Christmas, but nothing of the like. It was normal warm weather like we have throughout the year. Oh yes, there were one or two cool nights, but nothing that would make us pull out the wind breakers and sweaters nor the thick blankets to cover up in bed.

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Those of us who like carpentry spend a lot of our spare time doing carpentry chores around the home, especially around Christmas time. There are bar stools to repair, closets to upgrade, and many little things to retouch with paint or varnish. It is fun doing these little things without having to pay or not being able to get the job done because cabinet makers are overloaded with jobs or there are not any available.

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