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Sea Glass Photos - A Wedding - The Beach with David and Lin
March 10, 2014
Hi,

David and Lin Huanchaco Peru for sea glass 2014We hope this letter finds you in a mellow mood. If not, at least it'll distract you for a few minutes :-)

This is going out on a Monday, and Lin and I are trying to catch up on laundry (well, Lin is); and I'm trying to catch up on work-related stuff.

Here's what you'll find in this March 2014 edition of the Odyssey Sea Glass Newsletter:







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Weddings, Kids, and Us - Some Observations

Lin and I have been very busy here in Peru with volunteer work giving free Bible lessons to individuals and families in their homes. It is extremely rewarding but also takes a lot out of us.

For one thing, it's all in Spanish, which takes an extra mental effort no matter how long you've been doing it. Also, conditions are pretty basic in lots of the homes.

A young couple that we visit (he's 21, she's 20) have a little boy and live in a dirt-floored shack with less than an outhouse in the enclosed dirt back yard. Chickens run around and do their thing all over the place if you know what I mean. Joselito works on a bus collecting the fares 15 hours a day, 6 days a week, and makes hardly any money.

This couple, Joselito and Damaris, wanted to legalize their marriage and they finally were able to do that yesterday in a mass civil ceremony at the library 2 blocks from where we live. In total, there were 18 couples who got married in one-at-a-time brief ceremonies, ie., "Do you take ____ to be your lawfully-wedded... You are now legally married."

Actually, it was pretty interesting and not as bad as you would think.

Joselito and Damaris were the last couple:

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After the civil ceremony, we went to a friend, Juana's, house to eat. Jhaired, Joselito and Damaris' little boy, was dressed and ready. It didn't take him long to go back to the normal diaper stage, though. It is hot here right now.

After eating, we went to another friends' house for what no party in Latin America is without - dancing!

Joselito wedding dancing at Teresa's
In case you wondered, Lin and I danced, too.  We're in the photo behind this one LOL.
If you're into dancing, it was mostly salsa and cumbia.




For a young family trying to get on their feet, life is hard. Joselito and Damaris are trying to do it the right way and we love them for it.

It's a good thing kids grow up (hopefully, they will) and are eventually able to take care of their own needs.

But for an unfortunately-large number of folks whose child-rearing days should be just a pleasant memory, it's not over yet. Many are now having to raise their grandchildren as if they were their own.

Our hearts go out to you grandmas and grandpas who are having to raise your grandchildren. Hang in there.

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On another note, we haven't been to the beach to do any glassin' since about the end of February, but here are some photos of our last very nice trip. We posted more to Facebook over the last week.

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 Happy hunting!

~ David and Lin 




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Winner of the February 2014 Sea Glass Photo Contest


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The winning photo is "Mermaid Hearts" by Annie La Rocco from Fort Bragg, California, USA.

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Selected Pages from Odyssey and Contributors


Feb 28, 2014

02/26/2014 Huanchaco Beach, Peru w Red Sea Glass

~ by David and Lin at OdysseySeaGlass.com, Huanchaco, Peru Today, low tide, warm weather (it's summer here) and lots of pebble drifts showing - YES!

Continue reading "02/26/2014 Huanchaco Beach, Peru w Red Sea Glass"

Feb 26, 2014

Red Sea Glass is a Rare Beach Find

Red Sea Glass is a Rare Beach Find - Why is it hard to find? How can I find it? Here, we will focus on finding rare beach glass - why certain beaches have the rare colors and why others don't.

Continue reading "Red Sea Glass is a Rare Beach Find"

Feb 25, 2014

Feb 22, 2014 @ Fort Bragg, CA - Red Sea Glass

~ submitted by Gina, San Francisco, CA, USA I had always dreamed about seeing the sea glass beaches of Fort Bragg. Since the kids had this

Continue reading "Feb 22, 2014 @ Fort Bragg, CA - Red Sea Glass"

Feb 23, 2014

Collecting Sea Glass

Guide to collecting sea glass - Why collect it? What is behind the fascination with these beach gems? How can I begin collecting? These questions and more are addressed on this page...

Continue reading "Collecting Sea Glass"

Feb 23, 2014

Sea Glass United States

Sea Glass United States - What Beaches Have Sea Glass? Here are many sea glass beaches on the Great Lakes and Gulf Coast. Find your beach, look for a new one!

Continue reading "Sea Glass United States"

Feb 21, 2014

Help Us Out - 2 Quick Questions

Feb 20, 2014

Sea Glass News

Upcoming sea glass news, festivals, events and announcements of interest to all. You may send in your newsworthy dates, including related crafts fairs and shows here. Check often for the...

Continue reading "Sea Glass News"

Feb 20, 2014

Sea Glass & Beach Crafts Market

CALL FOR VENDORS! Sea Glass & Beach Crafts Market Saturday, July 5, 2014, 9am-2pm Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

Continue reading "Sea Glass & Beach Crafts Market"

Feb 19, 2014

Blue & Yellow Makes Green - February 2014 Sea Glass Photo Contest

~ photo submitted by Renaye Hodges Redcliffe, Qld, Australia Where was this photo taken? HMQS Gayundah shipwreck, Redcliffe, QLD, Australia

Continue reading "Blue & Yellow Makes Green - February 2014 Sea Glass Photo Contest"

Feb 18, 2014

What is this pretty sea glass from Okinawa?

~ Sea glass identification question submitted by Vickie Martin, in Jacksonville NC  This piece has lines carved through it, flat and just

Continue reading "What is this pretty sea glass from Okinawa?"

Feb 18, 2014

Marble Mania - February 2014 Sea Glass Photo Contest

~ submitted by Adie, Port Townsend, WA USA Where was this photo taken? .This photo was taken in North Beach in Port Townsend, Washington. USA.

Continue reading "Marble Mania - February 2014 Sea Glass Photo Contest"

Feb 18, 2014

She's A Beauty Mate! - February 2014 Sea Glass Photo Contest

~ submitted by Marylyn in Pakenham, Victoria, Australia If only I had remembered to take a photo when I was collecting on the beach at Akarowa!

Continue reading "She's A Beauty Mate! - February 2014 Sea Glass Photo Contest"

Feb 18, 2014

Sea Glass Man

~ submitted by Barry B. Brown in Bonaire in the Caribbean NOTE - This photo is in the February 2014 Sea Glass Photo Contest rather than January,

Continue reading "Sea Glass Man "

Feb 18, 2014

Varoom - February 2014 Sea Glass Photo Contest

~ photo submitted by Bissys Sea Glass, Eastern Passage Nova Scotia NOTE - This photo is in the February 2014 Sea Glass Photo Contest rather

Continue reading "Varoom - January 2014 Sea Glass Photo Contest"

Feb 18, 2014

Greenbrier River Pottery - February 2014 Sea Glass Photo Contest

~ contest photo submitted by Megan Marinucci, Akron, Ohio NOTE - This photo is in the February 2014 Sea Glass Photo Contest rather than January,

Continue reading "Greenbrier River Pottery - January 2014 Sea Glass Photo Contest "

Feb 18, 2014

Fond Memories - February 2014 Sea Glass Photo Contest

~ submitted by Anne Olson, Toronto, Ontario, Canada NOTE - This photo is in the February 2014 Sea Glass Photo Contest rather than January,

Continue reading "Fond Memories - January 2014 Sea Glass Photo Contest"

Feb 18, 2014

Orange Sea Glass

Orange sea glass - it is rare? Check here for information on orange and other sea glass colors.

Continue reading "Orange Sea Glass"


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