Monthly Archives: December 2013
I went to the computer this morning with the intention of checking my email for any new threats to my life when I found this 15-foot South American python strangling the Dell. I was about to grapple single-handed with the viper when I realized today is December 28th, Dia De Los Inocentes, Mexico’s version of April Fool’s day. It’s a big day here and there’s no end to the jokes and the pranks.I noticed earlier today that the road to town is all dug up. But I don’t think that’s a prank. I’m sure the department of public works will be back in the morning to finish the repairs they started a month ago. Anyway, December 28th is great fun and I already have a suspect in mind. The only other person in this house is Sonia, my loyal housekeeper of many years. It took me but little effort to apprehend the perpetrator. Later when Sonia opens the washing machine, a hideous human skull (left over from Halloween) will grin up at her! And to all my friends and readers, happy Dia de Los Inocentes to you all!
This is what the streets of Tecate looked like in December, 1984. Today’s forecast is high winds, rain and snow, heavy at times. There is no point to stirring abroad today. Sonia has a kettle of albondigas on the fire and I have Don Julio at my side. ( I often wonder if my friends and readers in Canada ever heard of albondigas or if those in the U.S. Midwest are acquaint0ed with Don Julio.)