Quietly, the older man approaches. His feet move slowly across the sand to our table near the water’s edge of a tiny island off the coast of Central America.

Our small boat rests in the sand nearby; we’ve stopped to grab a bite to eat on an island so small cars are not allowed on roads.

Leonard Woolsey: 409-683-5207; leonard.woolsey@galvnews.com

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(3) comments

Bailey Jones

Nice story.

Carlos Ponce

Last Friday in Wharton was a cool night during the Hitchcock - Industrial football playoff game. Large cups of hot chocolate were served in the concession stand. The servers were teenage Hispanic girls supervised by a Hispanic woman. I bought a $2 cup of hot chocolate (made from "Swiss Miss" powder) then remarked that "La Abuelita" (A Mexican hot chocolate drink) would be nicer. The woman replied, yes it would but she would have to charge $5 for it. She then reminiscenced about drinking "La Abuelita" with warm French Bread. That brought back childhood memories of Mom making "La Abuelita" or "La Popular" hot chocolate served with warm "pan francés" (French bread). Ah, what memories, what memories......

Bailey Jones

I love La Abuelita, with just a pinch of cayenne.

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