Thursday, December 24, 2015

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM DD

Posted by DD.
And to all a Happy New Year


I have a friend named Mitch.  Mitch is another Gringo living here in the small city where I live here in Mexico.  He is originally from Minnesota, is single, and for lack of a better word, he is the wrangler and manager of the stables and rodeo arena owned by the city.  He breaks and trains horses, as well as taking care of them by feeding and water.  I have always considered Mitch a "good man" during the several years now  that I have known him.  

Knowing that he had no wife or family here, I invited to our house for Christmas dinner.  He told me he really appreciated it, but the way he celebrated Christmas was saddling  up his horse and ridding the streets in the poorer areas of town and passing out candy to the kids who would be out in the streets playing with their new toys.  i told him that was really neat and I would like to be a small part of it and buy the candy (he doesn't make a lot of money at the stables).  So we went to Waldo's and bought enough packaged candies to fill a good sized Santa bag.  I also got him a Santa Claus hat, but he didn't know if he would wear it or put it on the horse.


Mitch told me he did this every year.  When a mutual friend of ours asked him why he did it, Mitch told him;  "For me doing this epitomizes the spirit of Christmas.  Giving to others, especially the poor and more especially to poor kids.  When I see their little faces light up when I pass out the candy, that's what it is all about."

My estimation of Mitch as a "good man" went up several notches on my scale.  

As we celebrate this joyous time of the year, hopefully doing something for others, lets not forget in our prayers Dr. Mireles, Nastora, Cemel Verdia, and the hundreds of others that are unjustly incarcerated.    

Merry Christmas 

18 comments:

  1. Christmas is about being thankful for being alive and having family and stuff....but is also a time to be thankful for other that have sacrificed their freedom (doctor mireles, george bush, obama pancho villa, zapata) so we can be happy and some what free....anyways feliz Navidad, aqui te recordamos con un 12 de coronas....

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  3. Merry Christmas Mexico from England!!! All the best for the new year everyone at BB,

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  4. WTF?? http://www.elmanana.com/alcruzaranuevolaredoyalosesperabancaenasaltapaisanos-3137478.html

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  5. I hope you are real, Mija. There has to be hope among the madness of life & you deserve it for all yu do. The best for you & your loved ones.

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    1. Orale Mija lol calm down vatos loco.

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  6. Great story DD, thanks for sharing. I gave some money to a guy that works near me. Doesn't really work for me, but I drive by him a lot and sometimes I go into the area with a gate he has to open. The smile on his face made it very worthwhile. He was so happy. That's what it's all about.

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  7. Double D you're my hero reporter of the year after that triple D (devils deals and dea) story you put together. That gringo Mitch does sound like a good soul. Those kids will forever remember him and tell their grandkids. Thanks for the reporting and Merry Christmas to you and yours DD. G

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  8. Merry Christmas from Eagan, Minnesota!!

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  9. May you and your family have the best year ever DD. Thanks for everything. And thank you for the cool gift. I love it.

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  10. merry christmas, and thank you for all that you do for BB! you are doing a great service.

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  11. Que Bueno DD ! Good going yer amigo. I do similar every yr I go down which IS every year. DollarStore reading glasses go a LONG way, trust me. It's the little things that count and WHO you know in Mexico is everything. Relationships breed trust and hope . Happy Holidays everyone, thanks so much DD for everything !!!

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  12. Great story in the true spirit of Xmas...
    DD, thanks to you and everyone connected with making BB great.
    Mexico-Watcher

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