12/31/09 4 PM
Maxi is carrying crates of beer down into a well-pit. I whistle to him across the fence and he grins back at me.
Maxi is one of Adela’s 80 grandchildren. He’s about 17. When the men are working on a car he’ll look under the hood with them for a few minutes but that’s all. Afterwards he goes back to playing soccer with the younger kids. He’s just the right age, size, and strength to carry the beer down to cold water in the bottom of the well.