Elena and I arrived home after my night class to see a crew of 15-20 youth dancing in unison under the strict guidance of an anxious mother and father. One of my past students from Davis Elementary wandered by with her friends and I asked them what it was for. "Getting ready for a Quinceanera!" she exclaimed!
We had the joy of sitting out side on this beautiful Portland summer evening; watching in awe and mingling with a crowd of our neighbors.
The one in the pink blouse is the excited girl of honor: