La Bombonera Encounter - Tales from Puerto
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FTER THE 7:30 MORNING MASS at the Church of San Francisco, Don Juan
Manuel would walk a block to "La Bombonera"
to have his coffee and toast.
Upon entering the café,
the old man would
find his usual spot at
a small round table
at the end of the counter,
order coffee and
toast, and read his newspaper.
After serving him, the
waiter would ask,
"And the same for
"But of course!" and the old lady who sat daily at
the end of the counter would be served coffee
and toast. Later, when Don Juan Manuel was
ready to leave, he would hand her the newspaper
that he had finished reading.
But now our friend Don
Juan Manuel had not
seen the old lady at "La
for about a week and had
wondered where she
was, since their ritual
of coffee, toast,
and newspaper had remained
Nine days after the disappearance of the woman, another old lady carne to
Don Juan Manuel while he was ordering breakfast.
"Are you the
man who used to pay
coffee and toast
for the old lady,
give her the newspaper?."
The man looked perplexed, but answered, "Yes, that's me".
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"I knew it! I recognized you from her
description; well, you see, she died nine
days ago, but in her will she left me the
coffee, toast, and newspaper."
Don Juan Manuel, without losing his composure, called the waiter and told him: "The
same order for the lady".