Today I’m a guest blogger at Part Time Monster. Here’s my “yes, it really happened” story.
My brothers, sisters, and I were not used to being out on the streets, especially in the dark, but this was a special time. We were visiting our paternal grandmother in Mexico for the first time. It was a very small town, in the state of Chihuahua. Homes didn’t have running water or indoor bathrooms. Most homes did not have electricity. After dark, people sat in their yard around a campfire or stayed indoors with the help of lanterns. There were no street lights so it was very dark. On this particular night, we were allowed to walk around with our aunts, who was just a few years older than we were, and an uncle, even though it was late. I was six years old.
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