Our Chili Flopped! But We’re Still on Top! 30

Bigger isn’t always better. This was certainly the case for Roca Caliente at the annual Atenas Charity Chili Cook-Off 2014! It’s true; our chili flopped, but we’re still on top. Time to hang up the pot? We decided to make six gallons this year. Last year we had five and […]

How Big Are YOUR Maracas? 17

We were new to Atenas a couple of years ago, when I sat down with Mary and Bill Cook to discuss a car purchase. My hubby, Don, was out of town on a business trip, and had asked me to deliver the cash and get the process started. In the course of […]

Turtle Trivet – What is the Meaning? 11

I was a Teamster. All I know is I had a card that said so. It wasn’t until the mid 1970s, somewhere between 1974 and 1977, when we went on strike that I really got it. Most of us twenty-something flight attendants lived from paycheck to paycheck. Strike equals no paycheck. […]

Easy as Pie? It’s a Lie! 20

It all started with the “free” lemons. One of the ladies from the Wednesday Women’s group that meets at Kay’s Gringo Postres weekly brought in a sack of freshly picked little lemons from the trees in her yard in Atenas. The fruit is small, but yields copious amounts of juice. It was a grand idea! After all, I […]