Eating Mexican Food #WednesdayWords #WeeklySmile #Inspiration

A photo of Abbie smiling in front of a white background. Her brown hair is cut short and frames her face. She is wearing a bright red shirt and a dark, flowy scarf swirled with hues of purple, pinks and blues.

I’m not Mexican, but I love a good enchilada. Last week, Cinco de Mayo was a great excuse to have one. On Thursday, May 5th, a lovely spring day, I walked over to The Hub on Smith, which is a fancy name for our local senior center. I enjoy eating there because I always run into someone I know or meet someone new, and the food is great.

Last Thursday was no different. I had a delicious beef and bean enchilada with rice, corn, and banana cake. I chatted with a lady I hadn’t met before. Afterward, I took a nice walk in the park before returning home and to my computer.

That was what made me smile last week. How about you? Click here to participate in this week’s feature or leave a comment below.


New! Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me

Copyright 2021 by Abbie Johnson Taylor.

Independently published with the help of DLD Books.

The cover of the book features an older woman sitting in a wicker chair facing a window. The world beyond the window is bright, and several plants are visible on the terrace. Behind the woman’s chair is another plant, with a tall stalk and wide rounded leaves. The woman has short, white hair, glasses, a red sweater, and tan pants. The border of the picture is a taupe color and reads "Why Grandma Doesn't Know Me" above the photo and "Abbie Johnson Taylor" below it.

Sixteen-year-old Natalie’s grandmother, suffering from dementia and confined to a wheelchair, lives in a nursing home and rarely recognizes Natalie. But one Halloween night, she tells her a shocking secret that only she and Natalie’s mother know. Natalie is the product of a one-night stand between her mother, who is a college English teacher, and another professor.

After some research, Natalie learns that people with dementia often have vivid memories of past events. Still not wanting to believe what her grandmother has told her, she finds her biological father online. The resemblance between them is undeniable. Not knowing what else to do, she shows his photo and website to her parents.

Natalie realizes she has some growing up to do. Scared and confused, she reaches out to her biological father, and they start corresponding.

Her younger sister, Sarah, senses their parents’ marital difficulties. At Thanksgiving, when she has an opportunity to see Santa Claus, she asks him to bring them together again. Can the jolly old elf grant her request?







Author: abbiejohnsontaylor

I'm the author of three novels, two poetry collections, and a memoir. My work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. I'm visually impaired and live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years, I cared for my totally blind late husband who was paralyzed by two strokes. Please visit my website at:

10 thoughts on “Eating Mexican Food #WednesdayWords #WeeklySmile #Inspiration”

  1. I ended up doing homemade “fake Mexican” because my favorite Mexican restaurant was closed… Always nice to have a good meal and meet new people, though to me the walk in the park part would be my favorite 😉

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      1. You are right that it may have been difficult… Actually, I just realized that have the order of events wrong – we were going to go on the 4th since we were too late for reservations on the 5th, but they are closed on Wednesdays – we had our homemade on the 5th.

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  2. My brother used to drink Corona beer. But a couple of years ago, after the coronavirus pandemic started, I asked him if he still drank it, and he said not much anymore. I don’t know if it’s because Corona beer isn’t as easy to get in Florida, or the name Corona has a negative connotation for him, thanks to the virus.

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    1. Well, since Corona beer has been around so much longer and is not hard to get here, and since I don’t put things such as that in a box I still drink it with joy!
      And not long ago, Jo Elizabeth Pinto put a recipe on my blog for Corona chocolate cake and I plan to try that soon.


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