Barelas Babe's Blog – December 2007 Archive (2)

The Rooster on Atlantic Avenue

The Rooster on Atlantic Avenue



I don’t know if Barelas has ever been without roosters. In my imagination, chickens arrived here shortly after Don Pedro de Varela put roots into this soil in 1662 and have maintained a presence in Barelas ever since.

When we moved here 11 years ago, members of my family mentioned hearing roosters crowing every morning. (Even…

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Added by Barelas Babe on December 23, 2007 at 8:28pm — 2 Comments

Las Posadas de Barelas

One of my favorite Albuquerque memories is walking along the luminaria-lined streets of Barelas through a light snowfall, following the Las Posadas de Barelas nativity and enjoying the sounds of Christmas carols sung in Spanish and English. My two children, dressed up as an angel and a shepherd, were old enough to carry their candles without setting themselves on fire, and young enough to take heed of mom’s words about the dangers of…

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Added by Barelas Babe on December 20, 2007 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

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