It’s your birthday!

It has been a while since I last wrote about an individual member of of our international community. So today, I bring you… Vilma Moray.                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Vilma grew up in New York but both her parents were originally from Yucatan. “As a child I ate frijol con puerco and spoke Yucateco Spanish,” she laughs. She met Quique a returning Navy man who had moved to the Big Apple from Puerto Rico. To hear them talk aboutl how they met is a love story not to be forgotten. “She had to grow up before I could marry her,” jokes Quique… They’ve been together for more than 60 years.

During their working life, they raised two sons and over the years, made periodic trips to Merida. It was their dream to retire in Yucatan… which they did in due course.

Thay have lived happily ever since in the pretty pink house in La Ceiba, surrounded by her antiques and his WWII memorabilia. Gracious hosts and favorite guests, Vilma and Quique are wonderful friends.

Vilma is interested in everything and everybody; she’s a super conversationalist who always has good advice. She had a landmark birthday yesterday and in true Merida style, a lovely party was held in her honor.  Many of her long-time friends as well as new ones showed up to wish her the best.

Happy Birthday dear friend…

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3 responses to “It’s your birthday!

  1. Vilma is a very extraordinary person. I was thrilled to be at her party. Thank you Joanna for including this special event.
    Smiles,
    Beth

  2. allisonmphd

    Wonderful, thanks for sharing!

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