I have a good friend named Alex who is a Mexican immigrant. We met at church last July and we have been good friends since, even during the short period that he lived almost 2 hours away from Marion. If you have been a frequent customer of Los Nopales, or La Charreada (Elwood & Marion) you have likely seen him there. Anyways, obviously we were not in contact while I was away in Cambodia; and when I returned three weeks ago, I could NOT get ahold of him! Two numbers I had for him were both disconnected; the third was a work number, and his restaurant could only tell me that he left. I was pretty distraught. I didn't think he was planning to return to MX so soon, but I was afraid he had. Well he finally called me on the 4th and I am so happy that my friend Alex is still alive, and still lives in Marion!!!
Alex on Christmas day at my house.