Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Who in The World is Tortilla Marta?

It’s me—Martha Egan: gardener, bicyclist, sometime chile cook and bread baker, all time Green Bay Packer fan, storekeeper, museum volunteer, publisher, traveler, Big Sister for over thirty years, environmental nuisance, avid reader, author of two books on Latin American devotional art and three award-winning fiction titles, skier, swimmer, sworn enemy of ground squirrels, etc.

I am also Auntie Mame to a total of forty-four nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. One of them, Gabby, at age four, greeted me as “Tia Marta!”—her usual salutation. Then she thought for a minute and revised my name to “Tortilla Marta!”

I guess it fits. I’m white, I’m round, I can be a little flaky, and I have a few scorch marks on me. 

That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

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