Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Don Alfredo

The missionaries told me about a drunk man who once broke into Casa Milagro. He got caught in the barbed wire around the top of the house. They called the police, who said they would come. The missionaries waited. No police. So they called the police again, who said that they didn't have any vehicles to get there. The missionaries offered to come pick up the police if they would just come take away the invader. Still no go. Finally, I believe it was the Franciscan friars who came over to help take care of the man.

Now, they have an armed guard each night to watch the mission. His name is Don Alfredo, and every evening at sundown, we brought him his revolver and a cup of coffee. You sure can't put a price on a peaceful night's sleep :)

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