Thursday, December 31, 2009
Happy New Year!
This is our eleventh New Year in Panamá, and as has become our tradition, we will be at church when the New Year Arrives. The Afroantillano (West Indian) community believes strongly that one should let the New Year "catch you in Church" so we always have a bilingual Watchnight Service at Parroquia San Cristóbal. I try to plan things so that we say the post-communion prayer just as the fireworks erupt throughout the city, because no one will be able to hear anything after that! Then, once we have the church all closed-up, we'll head home and enjoy some snacks and drinks and watch a movie, and hope that Chompita will let us sleep in on New Year's Day, as no one in this neighborhood goes to sleep before 5:00 am on New Year's.
Happy New Year to all, and thank you for being a part of Padre Mickey's Dance Party.
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Have a blessed and joyous 2010, and, of course, Little Eddie sends more smoochies to Chompita!
Thanks for all you do, and happy New Year to you and the lovely Mona, Red Mr. Peanutbank, Gallito Mescalito, Miss Egyptian Hippo of Love, and all the rest of the gang! ¡¡¡SSSSHHHHHRRRRRIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEKKKKK!!!
Feliz Año Neuvo, Padre Mickey. May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.
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