The Olmec flourished between about 1500 and 600 bc. San Lorenzo, their oldest known center, was destroyed around 900 bc. It was replaced by La Venta, a city built in an axial pattern that influenced urban development in Central America for centuries. A mounded earthen pyramid about 30 m (100 ft) high, among the earliest in Mesoamerica, was the center of a complex of temples and plazas.
The Olmec were the first to use stone architecturally and sculpturally, even though it had to be quarried in the Tuxtla Mountains of Veracruz. Their colossal basalt stone heads of males, about 2.7 m (9 ft) high and weigh as much as twenty tons, can be seen today at the open-air La Venta Park-Museum (Cost of one day pass $50 Mex. Pesos) in Villahermosa and at the Museum of Anthropology in Jalapa (Xalapa). Their writing, a numerical system, was the precursor of Mesoamerican writing. The Olmec civilization established patterns of culture that influenced its successors for centuries to come.
While I was in Villahermosa Mexico I heard from Ana the sad news of Mike's dad (Tony Masden) passing. He had been battling with his illness for few months now. I pray for Mike and Ana, that God will give them the strength and comfort them in their grieving. I also pray for Silvia and Tony's mom Millie during these difficult times. Tony and Matt will be together watching over the family from heaven.
We enjoyed celebrating Ted's birthday last Saturday. Jennifer gathered the family at their home for a dinner party. The Dinner Menu: Spaghetti with bolognese sauce, salads, garlic bread, and off course the cake which was a cheesecake that Mila made. Happy Birthday Ted and many more...
Hace 23 años Ely consiguió este billete cuando vivía en la parte sur de Miami. El billete había sido impreso en el año 1928. Cuando él vió el año de impresión enseguida pensó en su abuela Lina e inmediatamente se lo regaló. Desde entonces la abuela carga este billete en su cartera y no se ha separado de ese billete. La abuela Lina nació el 28 de Diciembre de 1928.
En Maracaibo "Halloween" lo llaman "La Noche de las Brujas" hace veinticuatro años Jenny lo celebró en el colegio/kinder donde estudiaba. La maestra y dueña del colegio era una señora americana que daba las clases en Inglés.