+ confessions of a red-headed stepchild: red or green sauce?

Thursday, January 27, 2005

red or green sauce?

I am flying to New Mexico tomorrow, the only state in the US that wants to know what color sauce you would like on every food item you order.

I used to visit my grandparents there every summer. I remember sitting in the back seat with my grandma on long drives through the desert. She and I would play with paperdolls and chew mint gum while I recited the proper spelling of A-L-B-U-Q-U-E-R-Q-U-E. The English teacher in her couldn't stand me addressing envelopes: ALB, NM 87107, even if I was only 9 years old.