Angels Along My Path Of Thorns
Family portrait when Gabriela was seven years old. This photograph was
taken in the town of Sanarate, Guatemala. Top row: father, older brother
Carlos, and mother; bottom row: younger brother Jesus (Chus), and
Gabriela holding her precious doll. This is the doll, along with the
incidences surrounding it, that is described early in chapter one.
Gabriela at 11 years years of age
El Progreso Guastatoya in 2005. This is my town of birth and I am sitting
in the gazebo in the central park. The town has been rebuilt from the
devastation of the February 1976 earthquake.
grandmothers house as it looks in 2005. Mr. Wong's house and store are
on the left and my grandmother's compound on the right.
The church in San Pedro Pinula–the façade.
Parish church in San Pedro Pinula
Aunt Chus' house in Jalapa
Middle school in Jalapa (INSCA).
INSO-Middle and high school/college in Chiquimula.
INVO-the boys' school in Chiquimula
Gabriela at 13 in school uniform
Los Arbolitos Hotel-Chapter 4. This photograph was taken in 2005 the
building looks the same as it did in 1961. It is incredible that it is still
This is how Doña Rome's boarding house looks today, about the same as
it did in 1964. It is no longer a boarding house for students and
unfortunately, Doña Rome is no longer with us in this world.
Livingston in 2005. The main street looks very much the same as it did in
Gabriela with Canche and Finy
School outing-Los Chorros-1962
Gabriela with schoolmates at Los Chorros in San Pedro Pinula.
Padre Miguel- Marta Estela's family's hacienda. Marta Estela and I were
school mates and were so close that she wished her family to adopt me
as her sister.
With Marta Estela Solís in 2005.
My aunts' house in El Pinalito (chapter 5).