The Little Park of Memories

Posted: January 7, 2013 in Recent Posts
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Juan bobo

The Little Park of Memories

On the banks of the Rio Turabo, right near Juan Bobo’s house, there was a strange cemetery.
Juan called it the Little Park of Memories, but he never told anyone about it. He wasn’t sure anyone would believe him. He wasn’t even sure the cemetery even existed.

The Little Park of Memories 

Many of the gravestones told how the person had died, and the stories were most unusual.
Dylcia Pagán (1918-1962) had spontaneously combusted while eating a ham sandwich. Petra Allende (1929-1963) gave birth to twins with a pig’s tail. José Jimenez (1931-1970) kept repeating his name, five times a minute, for eight years.

Jose Jimenez 

Puchi Pirandello (1946-1976) burned down a post office. Sísifo de Corinto (1937-1984) became convinced that the same day was repeating itself over and over, and hung himself during a Reagan speech.

Hung himself during a Reagan speech

Every night that he visited the cemetery, Juan would see a tiny green light on the far side of the Rio Turabo.
It looked like a useless traffic light, granting some permission that no one had asked for, and nobody needed…certainly no one from the Little Park of Memories.
The next morning like every morning, the cemetery would disappear, the green light was gone, and Juan’s memories faded with the light of dawn.
  1. Ray Pistone says:

    I see a film or TV series in this. Go JUAN. You are an awesome rascal.

  2. Maite Junco says:

    Yo leí unos cuentos de JUAN BOBO como niña. Este blog me hace recordar, y me encantan las hazañas de Juan Bobo!

  3. Emily Hildebrand says:

    I’m a librarian in Boston. I’ve read Juan Bobo stories to children here (the English versions) and they’ve greatly enjoyed it. This is a great little character, a nice idea.

  4. Jane Birnbaum says:

    Yes, I remember Jose Jimenez. He had a very funny Santa Claus skit. This blog has many colors. I’m starting to like it.

  5. Candido Tirazo says:

    “My name…Jose Jimenez.” Didn’t Bill Dana say that on TV, back in the 60’s and 70’s? This %&*# is FUNNY!

  6. Naomi Perez says:

    This blog is taking a spooky turn. Go, JUAN BOBO. Get out of that cemetery!

  7. Paul LoBrutto says:

    JUAN BOBO is full of surprises. I wonder what’s going to come out of that cemetery?

  8. Alexander Xefos says:

    That is a pretty cemetery, but also a very strange one. Juan Bobo is a brave guy.

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