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Topic: The Family Reunion (06/05/08)
TITLE: Don Diego's Family
By Beth LaBuff
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‘Twas the chosen venue
For the Don Diego family
Don Diego was a rancher
Had a bull known as <I>El Toro</I>,
That would mill amongst the herd.
<I>Señoritas</I> and <I>señoras</I>,
Occupied with preparation,
Made <I>tacos</I> and <I>tamales</I>
For the family celebration.
Pans of <I>enchiladas</I> fashioned
According to tradition,
And seasoned with hot peppers
Per a Spanish composition.
With aunts and uncles seated
After the prayer was heard,
There were missing <I>enchiladas</I>
All the pans had been pilfered.
They wondered who absconded
With the food of their tradition
They glanced around then started
Their own Spanish inquisition.
They interrogated cousins
To find out who might know
And to ascertain the fearless
Unable to uncover the
Info they were after,
For the only one engorging was
<I>El Toro</I> in the pasture.
All eyes then turned at once, <I>en masse</I>,
And soon realized their plight
As the lone remaining <I>enchilada</I>
Disappeared from sight.
Then a mass evacuation –
Like soldiers off to war,
As the Don Diego family
Became Spanish <I>matadors</I>.
The reunion of this family
Reconvened to their delight
In the pasture with <I>El Toro</I>
For a <I>bona fide</I> bull fight.
Shouts of “<I>Toro, toro, toro</I>”
With a waving red-cape flag,
<I>El Toro</I>, in excitement, thought
‘Twas just a game of tag.
Slowly Don Diego’s family,
Began to realize
There was no need to shoot the bull.
It came as a surprise.
So after tag they played charades,
The <I>tacos</I> were forgotten,
While Don Diego’s family
And <I>El Toro</I> gorged on fun.
Now every year about this time
At Don Diego’s place,
They have a game of softball
And <I>El Toro</I> plays third base.
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