Family Fiesta Day at Franklin Park

Two years ago my mother in law moved to DFW from San Antonio, from a house she had lived in for over fifty years. She chose to take up residence in an almost brand new retirement community for active seniors. Every year they have a summer family get-together with a theme. This year the theme was “Fiesta” which is something we are all familiar with being from San Antonio. My husband and I went and had lunch outside and watched all the festivities — there were children, teenagers, and even an almost brand new baby. There was an adorable long-haired daschund and a very lovely bischon friese. There were pinatas! They were most unusual — bags with a fragile bottom in them. They were filled from the top and the children would pull streamers at the bottom to release the goodies. They had a wonderful time and it was much better than bludgeoning some poor “animal” or cartoon character into giving over the goods.

It was a beautiful day — a little too warm and the serving line wasn’t set up as well as it could be but we found a shady spot, enjoyed our fiesta food and declared it a good day. I think the only real problem was that the Margarita machine wasn’t freezing the fiesta concoction fast enough!

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4 responses to “

  1. Wow, has it already been two years since your mom-in-law moved to FW? Time flies. Glad you had a nice time. Yes, those sound like very unusual pinatas! Much safer than the kind we had, but probably not as much fun. I always enjoyed whacking mine with the broomstick or whatever it was they gave us to hack at them with. That was so good for getting out all those pent up frustrations (not that I had any, of course).

  2. Wow, has it already been two years since your mom-in-law moved to FW? Time flies. Glad you had a nice time. Yes, those sound like very unusual pinatas! Much safer than the kind we had, but probably not as much fun. I always enjoyed whacking mine with the broomstick or whatever it was they gave us to hack at them with. That was so good for getting out all those pent up frustrations (not that I had any, of course).

  3. Yeah, but do you remember the time that we had one and my mother thought it was pre-filled and it wasn't and we beat the crap out of the thing and there was nothing in it? Do you remember those surprise balls we used to get at Ann and Tom Brown with all the little junk rolled up in crepe paper strips? Those were the best!

  4. Yeah, but do you remember the time that we had one and my mother thought it was pre-filled and it wasn't and we beat the crap out of the thing and there was nothing in it? Do you remember those surprise balls we used to get at Ann and Tom Brown with all the little junk rolled up in crepe paper strips? Those were the best!

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