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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, August 14, 2017, 13:54 (126 days ago)

What an honor and a privilege it is to be a part of the amazing Bravo family. Yesterday we celebrated the 100th birthday of my wife's Tía Yoya. She is the widow of my father-in-law's brother Jesús. Much of the family is from Petatlán, though many younger generations are now scattered across the globe, and many of them have married into folks from other parts. There was even another gringo at the event, the husband of Tía Yoya's granddaughter, a professor from Washington DC, if I remember correctly. So many folks came from wide and far to be together for this memorable event. They are some of the most wonderful people I've ever known. Warm, loving, well-principled, well-mannered, hard-working and extremely caring people. It helps to understand that one of the family's most illustrious ancestors was Don Nicolás Bravo, himself a highly popular and respected man in his day, who was 3 times president of the nation after fighting for independence from Spain, among other distinctions.

¡Muchas felicidades, Tía Yoya! ¡Gracias familia por su amor y bondad!

The entrance to the clubhouse at Porto Ixtapa where the event was held.
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Tía Yoya and some family members
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Zih Family Privilege - Tía Yoya

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 10:16 (125 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

A much better photo of Tía Yoya.

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by John Redcorn, Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 10:57 (125 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Looks like a nice time and family. Congrats to both of you.

It seems that the Zih area has a good amount of folks near the 100 year mark. A local jeweler I lost track of over the years claimed his grandmother was 105 and still walking up in the hills over Zihua.

Where was the event if you don't mind me asking?

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Zih Family Privilege - Tía Yoya

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 11:11 (125 days ago) @ John Redcorn

Where was the event if you don't mind me asking?

Hola, John. It was held at the clubhouse of Porto Ixtapa, on the northwestern side of Marina Ixtapa. See the first photo I posted in my original post.

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 13:31 (125 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Titles to the pictures are there, but no pictures.

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by John Redcorn, Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 13:45 (125 days ago) @ frostbite

I see the photos but I guess I was too dumb and missed the location of the festivities on the original post.

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 15:17 (125 days ago) @ John Redcorn

Tried it again and they appeared.

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by Sunshine, Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 06:02 (124 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

What a beautiful celebration.

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by Ottawa Joe, Monday, August 21, 2017, 22:44 (119 days ago) @ Sunshine

Lucky for you to have such a big family. My mother in law turns 100 next year her sister is already there.