“Hasta Manana”

Yesterday I was watching a movie with Pedro Infante and a little girl in the movie was saying to Pedro “hasta manana papa”. And that sent my memory back to when I was living with my grandparents.
You see there were seven people sleeping in one room, including me, and they were scattered all over where they could find space. Every night my grandfather or my grandmother who slept in their own room would say “hasta manana” and then each of us would wait for someone to start saying “hasta manana” and my grandfather or my grandmother would repeat “hasta manana” and then the next one would say” hasta manana” and this would go on for half an hour until the last one would finish. Then my grandfather would say “ya callense”. No giggles were heard just silent ones. This happened every night years ago.

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