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  •  When I was in Mexico living on what I considered (6+ / 0-)

    next to nothing, a woman came to my kitchen window and asked permission to bathe her children in the horse water trough. Of course, I said "Si."

    Then she pointed to a tiny can of evaporated milk in my window sill--we didn't have refrigeration.  Every morning I went to the market for that day's food and bought a tiny can of milk.  We used it in our coffee for breakfast. The remainder quickly turned sour and I used it to make sour-milk biscuits for lunch.

    The woman asked, "Son rico?"  (Are you rich?)

    "...it's difficult to imagine what else Republicans can do to drive women away in 2012, unless they decide to bring back witch-hanging. And I wouldn't put it past them." James Wolcott

    by Mayfly on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 03:40:54 PM PDT

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