I wrote that I was alone on Easter, but that was not exactly true. I had a yardman and his younger brother working on our vast front and back yard. Here in the photos below, they were moving some very heavy logs. This man, whom I will call Oscar, has two daughters that are teenagers. They live in Mexico along with the rest of his family and from March until the end of November he lives in our country and works as a supervisor for a landscape company and also brings along a few of his many brothers back with him on work permits. He and my husband have become friends and so many Sundays he comes and helps us. Think about living away from those you love for nine months each year so that they can have money to go to college and eat and maintain a nice home!
Below is his youngest brother...sweet and so totally bored with all through his life's view. He see's this world through those young and complaisant eyes and his life may be somewhat different in this river of the ever-changing.
Oscar is a multi-talented person. He can do construction, is a skilled mason, and can fix almost any small and large engine. He is honest and pleasant, and yes, we love him. Totally he could be our son! We pay him well, I feed him lunch and I tell him when I will be gone on the weekends if I need him, because I have no fear that he or his brothers would ever do anything nefarious to our house.
Only a few people can carry the title "salt of the earth." It is a most prestigious title in my life book and Oscar definitely wins that award. I feel lucky to know him.