This will be the last article for the year 2020.
I would like to say thank you to Mr. Javier Martinez for the chance to write this small article every month. Also thank Victor Cirilo for his help.
I must say 2020 has been a year that we will remember for a long time. The virus turned everything and everybody upside down. It was and still is a plague that is affecting the whole nation if not the whole world.
Then to add on to that we are in the middle of an election like never before. I must admit that it is the weirdest election I have ever seen. We still do not know the outcome although some say Mr. Biden has won. Every day it is something else. I guess time will tell. It seems like something comes up every other day and in the mean time we are all waiting.
I also pray for the good lord to let it be settled as soon as possible.
Now for looking back I am going to take you to 1958 here in Del Rio at the San Jose housing project. I was 16 years old.
My step father was a truck driver and the boss of the company was hit by a train and killed. The truck he was driving was destroyed and most
of the cattle on the truck were killed. The insurance company shut down the business and froze all money in the company.
Now this happened one week before thanksgiving. My mom was so worried that we were not going to have any food for Thanksgiving. Since my step father was not working, there was no money coming in.
The day before Thanksgiving the neighbors started bringing all kinds of food to the house. Food I had never heard of. Things like migas, mole, tamales, pollo, pavo, bell peppers with meat in side tortillas pan du Ice, menudo. It was the first time I ever ate menudo but I still love it today.
My mom could not stop crying and thanking everyone. In total there were 62 people that ate with us on Thanksgiving and everyone ate as much as they wanted. My grandmother said I told you the lord will supply. I was so impressed with our neighbors that I just could not understand
the kindness in other people.
A lot of the folks that brought us food lived in the project but we never would talk to them. That was one Thanksgiving I have never forgot.
THERE ARE GOOD PEOPLE OUT THERE BUT NOW DAYS THEY ARE NOT AS FRIENDLY AS THEY USED TO BE.
In closing, let me say that although it is hard right now with the good Lords help it will get better. Here are some words my friend Tom says some days are good somedays are bad sometimes you’re up then your down you laugh you cry but in the end Del Rio will come through and be better than before.
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year GOD BLESS. A special thanks to
the Val Verde County Library and to Richard D’ Avy.