You have Never Heard of A Story Like This…
You may remember our friend Maria who had a terrible problem with alcohol. But for the last 18 months she has been “dry” and very happy. Several years ago we built a nice house for Maria and her husband Marcel. It includes two rooms built of ladrillo (fired adobe) which is a great insulator. Also, we built a tiny little chiminea which keeps the house warm in winter. You will remember that Marcel lost his legs when he was 18. For ten years we have known Marcel and Maria as they “worked” the line which leads to the Port of Entry back to the US. The line has many “workers” and they are all our friends. We have helped all of them over the years with things like legs, medicines, free dentistry, and emotional support.
Maria died this week, a painful, awful death from cirrohsis of the liver. The funeral was yesterday. It began at the funeral home, then a procession followed the limousine to the border where Maria spent so much time in her wheel chair hoping for a little money, and finally to the cemetery. All the “workers” (more than 25) were there to send her off in style.
Posted by Wings of Angels on Monday, February 9th, 2009 @ 1:24AM