Having spent time at the bar today after the week's second funeral, I can only conclude that any image of me or my neighbors is now verboten. (Images NOT from today-- we don't take pics at funerals, but every one is a local friend).
|Monico Baca, whose funeral I just attended, owner Darrel, California- Montana transplant|
|Juan, one of our Spanish majority town's three actual Mexicans, and a cowboy|
The ones above may not be what you think, (which individual above is ethnic Italian?) but the last three may especially confuse the taste police: John Paul Jones Apachito (an Alamo Navajo) impersonating an Irishman on St Paddy's; Tyler Chavez, half Italian miner and raised ranch Mormon, now getting back his patronym "Scartaccini", and his wife Kayla; Cody Henderson and Neal Harris-- both half "Spanish" as we say here, but only Cody is considered "Hispanic".
We as a society are more label- mad than white South Africans used to be, but not in "real integrated" Magdalena, thank God.
Oh-- et moi, Boston ethnic cross who came here 30 very odd years ago...