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Published:April 30th, 2009 20:55 EST
Virgin Mary Appears On Griddle At Las Palmas Restaurant

Virgin Mary Appears On Griddle At Las Palmas Restaurant

By Robert Paul Reyes


"The hottest thing on the griddle at the Las Palmas restaurant these days isn`t the food. It`s the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe that a cook says she saw in the griddle. Restaurant manager Brenda Martinez said more than a hundred people have flocked to the small town of Calexico on the California-Mexico border to gaze at the image since it was discovered as the griddle was being cleaned.

Among the awe-struck was a group of masked Mexican wrestlers who arrived Thursday for an exhibition at a nearby swap meet." The Associated Press

I lived in California for most of my life, and I am well acquainted with the culture of our friends to the south. I know that Mexicans venerate Our Lady of the Guadalupe, and I`m aware that they love wrestling. But in all my years in the Golden State, I never saw Our Lady of the Guadalupe in a griddle in a restaurant, and I never met a posse of Mexican wrestlers.

The Las Palmas restaurant must be in a harmonic convergence zone that attracts Mexican icons. I wouldn`t be surprised if next week Las Palmas restaurant announces that the ghost of Cantinflas dropped by to dine on a Chalupa.

If I see a smudge on a griddle in my favorite restaurant that resembles the Virgin Mary, I won`t drop down to my knees and praise God, I will demand that the restaurant clean their griddles more frequently.