When were you the most embarrased?
What's a funny story about Rosie?
What's your favorite food?
Question from Kevin my sister's brother-in-law.
My most embarrassing moment came High School graduation. After years of avoiding seriously embarrassing moments, and just weeks after commenting about it in conversation, I had my most memorable blunder. I was in the National Honor Society, and all NHS Members were going to receive a special certificate during the Award segment of the ceremony. Sometime after the first few were handed out, my mind began to wonder, and was probably staring out to space or the audience when my seatmate elbowed me. I though she was trying to jar me out of my reverie and alerting me that my name had been called. I looked up and one of the teachers handing out the awards met my eyes, and nodded at me. I rushed up, shook her hand, and tried to grab the certificate, only to have her tell me, that it wasn't mine, they had called Wences Arvelos's name not mine. I slunk back to my seat red faced only to have to stand up two people later. I can't remember if that elicited a laugh from the audience or not, but thankfully I was eventually able to recover myself and enjoy the rest of the ceremony, including the presentation several other awards. . .
Kevin, that is actually a rather hard question. I can share tons of funny stories about myself, touching stories about both of us but most of my funny stories about Rosie would either not be too funny to you (most of our stories of being little girls together tend to bring more AAAhhhwwws, rather than laughs) or a bit to embarrassing. I can tell you that what was probably the saddest moment in our childhood occurred when my father came home from the Vet without one of our dogs. He left with Snoppy and Mota and Mota did not come back home, instead on a whim he left her at the pound because he though we had too many dogs. I remember Rosie and I sobbing in the bath together after he told us. Our scariest moment was probably watching Cocoon in the theatre. It was one of our first movies we had ever seen in the movie theatre and the glowing aliens petrified both Rosie and me that I don't think we sleep well for weeks. I can tell you that when we were about 5 and 7 one of our favorite games was to have our dad play can-can music on the record player and can-can till we were too tired to stand, and that we both can probably still hum most Herb Alpert's Greatest Hits. But my funniest Rosie moment happened when we lived in El Señorial. There were some boys that lived at the end of our street. They were the rowdiest boys on the block and didn't much care for us girls playing with the other neighborhood boys, so they tried to scare us off at any opportunity. One came up to Rosie and tried to surprise her into screaming by pulling a hamster from his sleeve. It got the absolutely wrong response when Rosie, gleefully exclaimed "ohhh a Hamster, how cute." heehee
if he only had realized that Rosie used to wear baby lagartijos as earrings.
My all-time favorite food would have to be, Piñon with Green Beans. It a Puerto Rican casserole, made of alternating layers of Fried Sweet Plantains, season ground beef and french cut green beans, held together with cheese...yum.