Way back in 1966 when I was 12 years old and just discovering girls
my father took me to a new Mexican restaurant in a neighboring town.
Now we didn't have much $$$ and my mom didn't have a car, she hadn't even learned to drive yet, my dad worked countless hours in construction in order to feed 4 kids
We didn't get out much other than our own neighborhood. Believe it or not you kids....we had only one TV and although it was color by then...there were not very many channels!
My point?....I knew there were other people out there that weren't "white" but being just a kid I had never met one. Our school was an all white school as far as I can remember...well, actually we did have a kid named Freddy Castillo...a friend of mine...looking back I think he was a Mexican but at the time I just thought he had a good tan.
Anyway, I used to look forward to going to the Mexican restaurant because #1 They have the best ever
cheese enchiladas and #2 The little waitress was so K-ute....cute!!
and couldn't speak a lick of English...I was in in love
After all she was exotic and an older woman...probably about 18!
I got over her as I began to have girlfriends but I never got over those
43 years later my family still goes there on special occasions. The food is still awesome but Angie and I have another favorite Mexican place just down the street from us. The place has become more of a Father's Day or Family get together place. Many of my friends became fans years ago and still go. and so do their kids...my kids still go on occasion without me...
The current job I am on is nearby....my brother in law and I decided to stop by for take-out.
That cute little waitress is still there....looking every bit of the 60+ years she is
....but then she didn't take a second look at this 55 year old dude either
She does speak English now though
Has for a long time actually. And believe it or not, although he sold the place to his nephew a few years ago, the owner was in there having an early dinner...then his wife walked in! She was a waitress too...they looked around 80...but still going strong!
While my bil and I waited for our order I just thought back over the many many years I have gone there with my family, wives, kids and girlfriends... and they all still go.
If you have ever checked out my profile you know I did get a PRETTY SENORITA
What about you? Do you have a favorite place that your family has gone to for many years?