Saturday, September 22, 2007

Sanctos

As a parent, I usually rush past gumball machines as quickly as I can. It saves me a few quarters and keeps the family car from filling up with useless plastic junk. Today, we had lunch at a local Mexican restraunt (El Indio) and before we even got up from the table my nine-year old daughter made a pre-emptive strike, asking if she could look at the machines on the way out. We did, and very quickly I was asking my wife how many quarters she had. One of the gumball machines had tiny figurines called "Sanctos".

I got San Antonio, Papa Juan Pablo and la Virgen de Guadelupe. I was hoping for San Francisco, but Gina wouldn't give me any more quarters.

5 comments:

Chris said...

Great story!

Pastor David said...

Oh ... the great green beast has reared his head -- those are definitely the coolest gumball machine rewards I have ever seen.

Pastor Eric said...

Those are great. I definitely would have been drawn to those as well. So I guess I will have to settle with my Martin and Katie Luther bobble heads.

Andy said...

Some friends gave me the Martin bobblehead a couple of years ago, but I can't say I have Katie.

Pastor David said...

I too have got the Luther & Katie. At the episcopal seminary, I was known as LutherBoy, so it was natural, when I starting dating my future wife, for my classmates to call her Katie. The bobbleheads were on the table with the groom's cake at our wedding reception.