Those of you that have visited the beautiful San Antonio River Walk may have run into this celebrity of sorts on the sidewalk in front of The Original Mexican Restaurant. George the Duck, was a Muscovy mix with a bright red mask and white chest feathers and a black back. He drew large crowds as he walked up to patrons of the restaurant and would tug on their legs for bits of food. The workers at the restaurant had adopted him as their mascot and he slept under a tree next to the river.
Last Saturday, June 8, marked a significant milestone in my life. It passed almost unnoticed during an unusual Saturday in which the only entry on the calendar was an early morning trip to the farmers' market that contributed to a delicious all vegetable lunch later in the day.
Triple-digit temp wore on us all last week. About the time it was getting to us, the word came that rain was on the way. The promise of rain created great anticipation and made enduring Saturday’s last gasp of super heat easier to endure.
GUEST COLUMN • Mark Magnan
This past week was something else. I had a garage sale and a dental appointment. Now I know what some of you are thinking, “Wow, a garage sale sounds like fun and I really need to do one.”
Well, take it from me. I would rather go back to the dentist than do another garage sale any time soon. Of course I really don’t fear the dentist, and this was just a routine cleaning.