FELIZ ANO NEUVO
Despite it all, Victoria Cannon made sure that her family
was together at to welcome in
the New Year. As the clock struck
she insisted that each man eat a grape with each chime of the clock. This Spanish
tradition of the 12 grapes was supposed to ensure good luck for each month of
the New Year.
Luck is very important, especially out in the wilderness, as
"Feliz Ano Nuevo," she said sweetly and hopefully.
"Uhm yes, Happy New Year", they all responded.
Wine was especially helpfully that evening. The assembled
group seemed more optimistic, but shortly after
the festivities broke up and everyone, even Buck and Manolito, retired for the
"Buenos noches, John," she said as she was about to tidy up, but as she responded he tenderly grasped her arm and gently pulled her into the bedroom, closing the door behind them.
"Happy New Year Mrs. Cannon," he said softly, and sweetly kissed her in a prolonged embrace. He pulled back to look at her lovely face.
She looked up at him and sighed, her luminous dark eyes growing bigger. Oh John, I thought you would never want me the way a husband should ever again. It's been so long.
"Oh John no, I, I," he stopped her from speaking
with a sudden fervent kiss.
She threw her arms around him and said demurely, "John come to bed. It's a new year now and the past is behind us. We have only new memories to look forward to."
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