Panama is celebrating patronales, a country-wide celebration of Panamanian history and culture and heritage. As you can see, people dress up, and there are parades and other festivities. Minga is celebrating with her great-granddaughter, Grisel. Minga looks thinner to me, which may be intentional — her kidney specialist wants her to keep her weight down. Lily tells me that Minga has gotten good reports on her latest medical tests; her kidney disease seems fairly stable. I’ll be seeing her, and Grisel, in January.
Minga’s dress is beautiful; I think she looks lovely. Rufina probably made it, and Grisel’s outfit too.