Continuing Home

The ongoing saga of a Continuing Anglican church home, as seen by a member of the laity.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

La Llorona

So no doubt you're looking at this blog and asking yourself, "Why am I looking at a coffee pot, one just like millions of others out there?"

It's a good question. The first part of the answer is that this was one of the pictures I found in my digital camera when I finally got around to downloading from it today (did I mention that I've been busy lately?).

Of course, this leads to the next question you are no doubt asking yourself, "Why did the blogger take this picture?"

There's a good reason. A month or so ago a visitor remarked on this pot (which is used for making hot water for tea, by the way). It was crying and moaning very mournfully while it was heating the water.

We've nicknamed this pot "La Llorona" (la' yo-ro-na) (Wikipedia), after the Mexican tradition. (La Llorona is in ways similar to the Banshee, Irish "Bean Si" (Wikipedia, but somehow the sound fits the former rather than the latter.)

And that's why you, dear reader, are looking at a picture of a garden-variety commonplace everyday coffee pot.

Update: Kathy reminds me that it was Fr. David who named the coffeepot.


  • At 11:10 PM, Anonymous Ranjit said…

    I had a feeling it Fr. David who must have christened the hot water pot, after all he named the church van too! Enjoyed this blog entry very much.

  • At 7:05 PM, Blogger Continuing Home said…

    You're correct! Remember, the car he came with was named "Jezebel" and the van was/is "Martha."


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