I decided to accompany Mrs. Dada Friday, which promised to be a special day. Not only was she attending her weekly peace group's noontime vigil in front of the federal court house downtown, there was be a second demonstration in front of St. Patrick's cathedral from 4:00 - 6:00.
In between was a "farewell luncheon" for Border Explorer, regular commenter here on Dada's, and her husband, Paul. (They are leaving El Paso the first weekend in May for six months.) Lunch would be the highlight of the day for Dada, because the more and more I learn of this remarkable couple, the more I know how little I don't!
As an example, I just recently discovered that back in 1999 they went to Cuba. I'm thinking details of their trip would make a great blog. (Perhaps after they return next November sometime.) After expressing my envy, Border Explorer admitted it was one of her most memorable experiences. (Plus, I suspect the rum was good too!)
Unfortunately "Mr. Border Explorer" couldn't make the luncheon - he was busy putting the finishing touches on a large sign for that afternoon's demonstration asking the Pope to intervene by making a human shield of himself and other dignitaries in Iran to avert further Bush-Cheney insanity - another war!
Having gotten ribbed by blog visitor Eprof2 because of a photo on the front page of the EP Times recently that pictured Mrs. Dada and myself during the first "Scenic Sunday" walk of the season, I decided to post this photo of Friday's protest featuring Mrs. Dada as it appeared in "El Diario," the local Spanish newspaper. While we don't understand Spanish very well, we think Sra. Dada may be Catholic in the article. She's not, but always willing to lend a hand for good cause. (And, no, it wasn't on page one. It only made page two. ~grin)
So after the noon peace vigil followed by a great farewell luncheon for Border Explorer, it was time to head over to St. Patrick's for the demonstration organized by an extremely dedicated Catholic Carmelite priest and former WWII pilot, Peter Hinde (who, as a navy fighter pilot, apparently learned a lesson still unlearned by senator John McCain).
At 6:00 in the evening, it was time to fold up tent and head for home. It was good to tag along with Mrs. Dada on this Friday. And it turns out that although it's still only April, I now have my summer tan already!