“When Juana asked her parents permission to date him, they furiously sent her away”
Juan & Juana. Oaxaca City. Mexico.

This is basket weaver Don Juan and his lovely wife, Juana.

Juan met Juana when they were teenagers. Juan was working as field hands at a local farm where Juan was herding goats. For Juan, it was love at first sight, but when Juana asked her parents permission to date him, they furiously sent her away to Mexico City.

Two years passed, but Juan never forgot Juana. The very next day after a friend happened to hear of her whereabouts, Juan was on a bus, closing the 10 hour distance to his future wife. He found Juana, brought her back to Oaxaca and, 20 years later, their love for each other still brings them to tears.

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