I spent a good part of yesterday telling tall tales at Mission San Antonio de Padua. It was Mission Days – time for music, food, stories, remembrance and laughter! If that sounds like a fiesta to you, then you’re absolutely in tune with what was going on. If you weren’t there, you missed a great time, but there’s always next year! My bit was to tell Native American and early settler stories. I had a good audience (even if I dragooned a couple of them, though without the help of the dragoon re-enactors outside) and worked a new story into the mix. Catch me sometime for a rendition of “Tarantula”. It’s not what you think, but it’s okay if you think it anyway.
P.S. Phyllis and I were married in this wonderful room exactly 43 years ago.