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I dedicate this retablo to the Christ of the Cross for my family hasn’t yet found out that I’d been fired from my job in the Bank of Fomento because of a theft of quite a lot of thousands pesos. Now we are passing our time watching the super 8 mm films and remembering much happier times when we didn’t lack anything.

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I love swinging over the cliff. It gives me the feeling of flying like the birds. I thank the Blessed Sacrament because I haven’t had accidents by my negligence, and I thank for this wonderful feeling of freedom.

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We thank the Virgin of Guadalupe because we managed to collect enough money to but a new needle for our record player. So now we can listen that album we have all the day on Sundays.

Hidalgo, March 1962

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I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for having a garden, and butterflies and birds in it, and the breeze on my skin, and the sunlight over my face. I know many people live in giant grey cement buildings or in some dry deserted places. They don’t realize what is the silk of the flower petals, or the wind singing through the branches of trees. I’m very lucky and I’m grateful for that.

We thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for we have met the love and happiness in this house in beautiful Mexico. We have only pleasant memories of its culture and traditions and it will be forever in our hearts.

Victoir and Erve di Rosa
Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico
August 2002

Notes:
Erve di Rosa is a French artist and a Mexican culture lover. He helped Alfredo Vilchis to create his retablo book.

Thanks to Jesus my wife got up from the bed and let me sleep in peace.

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Francisco Rivera thanks Saint Nicholas of Bari with this retablo for he found a very antique edition of “Don Quixote” which will become a great piece of his collection.

We just got the most amazing all in one combination broiler money can buy thanks to Saint Peter.

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Thank you to the Lord of Milwaukee because I can finally flip a chicken fajita omelette effortlessly without incidents.

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I dedicate this retablo to the Virgin Protectress thanking her for I finally got an automatic 8-mm Kodak camera. It has an electronic sensor which tells the exposure automatically. Scene by scene, I can shoot films with rich colors without any worries. The f/1.6 lens gives a bright bokeh, and with every roll of film I get up to 40 scenes of normal duration. I really enjoy my camera.

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It took me almost 40 years to get my own swan pedal boat but Saint Crispin helped me.

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We thank the Virgin Mary for helping us select the best gym.

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I am grateful because I found briefs that are tailored to fit my figure and give me the comfortable protection I surely need when playing with my offspring.

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