Monday, May 05, 2008

The fifth of May


It's Cinco de Mayo! My best Cinco de Mayo was in 2002. That year my husband and I were staying in San Antonio TX for eight days, including May 5. My sister Doris and her husband Michael flew in to spend that time with us there. It was a most excellent visit.

I can't find the pictures right now. But we spent the 5th in the big Mexican Market and there were dancers very much like the ones above.

Doris was already in the last stages of her cancer, but she and I did so much together in San Antonio. Only she and I knew why we chose to meet there. I'm glad I was able to help her visit some of the places that had been important to her when she was very young and in the army there.

I miss her, but I'm smiling as I write this.

11 comments:

Ariel the Thief said...

I'm so glad there's something to celebrate on the 5th of May, too. Happy Cinco de mayo! Those are wonderful memories.

tsduff said...

And so Cinco de Mayo will always bring back happy memories for you of your sister. That is neat.

Bueno Cinco de Mayo Dias!

Doug said...

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo a todos ustedes! That's a good party to heal to.

Tom & Icy said...

the best of times the worst of times

Fred said...

Cinco de Mayo means so little to so many. I'm glad it has a special meaning for you.

Quilldancer said...

Good memories provide good comfort.

Bela said...

Hope you'll have nice memories of this year's too, TLP.

Cinco de Mayo is not a date the French celebrate - obviously. LOL! In fact, I'd never heard of it until I started hanging around American message boards, etc. But, hey, good for you!

lime said...

arriving belatedly. so glad you have such memories t make you smile when you think of doris. hugs.

Libby said...

that is wonderful that you have great memories of doris on a special day in a special place!!

actonbell said...

Oh, I can just imagine that that was great! It's so nice you have that memory together:)

Happy Thursday, too! (I snooze too much and missed visiting)

PI said...

That's a lovely memory to have of a friend. Priceless!