and a second picture essay:
Marsha Sorensen lived in Ajijic in the mid and late1960s, and made two extended visits in 1972 and 1973. Revisting Ajijic in 2008 for the first time in thirty-five years, she was struck by the “astonishing changes” and searched out some photos from the old days as a contribution to MexConnect.
In an earlier column, “Lakeside as it was,” Marvin West describes how Marsha first arrived in Ajijic in 1965, a decade after her father who had retired from the military. At that time, a house could be rented for as little as 25 dollars a month, the village had only a single telephone and horses were at least as common as cars.
For a brief account of some of the leading figures in the artistic and literary scene of Ajijic, see The Lake Chapala artistic and literary scene in the 1960s and early 1970s.