No fat pigs here. Just lots and lots of fruit and vegetables, including figs. San Geraldo is living up to his saintly “sobriquet” (as Little Edie Beale would say). In fact, he’s going to give Little Edie competition for her old sobriquet, “Body Beautiful,” as well. Although “Body Beautiful San Geraldo” doesn’t have the alliteration of “Body Beautiful Beale.” He has adhered to his new eating plan, as of Monday had lost 19 pounds, and he has not complained once. He looks great, feels great, and is an inspiration.
|HOW’S ABOUT A DATE?|
San Geraldo had become known at the fruit store, Fruteria Ana Crespillo, at our Los Boliches municipal market before I started going along with him. Ana is the owner. During high season, her son and daughter work with her. With summer over, Ana or her son David work solo most days. They’re a warm, charming family. Always smiling and joking. They brighten any day. Along with San Geraldo, I’ve now become a recognizable regular. I don’t shop. I’m the “muscle.” I’ve explained that I just take pictures and lug the bags home so San Geraldo can continue with the remainder of his grocery shop.
|IN AUGUST, IT WAS ALL IN THE FAMILY.
(THAT’S ANA IN THE RED APRON; KIDS UP HIGH).
Ana regularly gives us things to enjoy while San Geraldo shops and I loiter — slices of watermelon, medjool dates; last week it was the most delicious dried figs we’ve ever had. The figs are here from one nearby grower only two weeks of every year. It’s a good thing they won’t be around much longer. I think I’ve had my quota.
|IF YOU DON’T CARE A FIG FOR FRESH ONES…|
|…THE BEST DRIED FIGS, WHEN WE STILL HAD A BOWLFUL AT HOME.|