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The Sandlers signed up for a two week intensive Bingo Championship in the Caribbean. Here’s us practicing some of our strategies.



La Magia de Mickey Mouse

Here’s a cute one:

Sometime in the early eighties me and my brothers owned a collection of Disney books, including a magic book called “La Magia de Mickey Mouse”. I read it many times even though I did not understand all the tricks.

This collection of books was passed on to my younger cousin Rosy in the late eighties. I’m not sure where it went from there but eventually they ended up in Miami with my two nieces, Joelle and Liat.

Since I’m the cool uncle, the one who has taken the classic “coin out of the ear” sleigh of hand to the next level – among other breath-taking and mesmerizing tricks – it was me that Joelle thought of when she found and read the book.

It was recently given to me by the two excited little girls:

La Magia de Mickey Mouse
La Magia de Mickey Mouse

I’m now supposed to read it and do the tricks to them. At least now I think I understand all the tricks on the book. Little do they know that I had already owned and read that book long before they were born. I don’t think I’m going to be the one telling them this. Maybe they’ll stumble upon this post years into the future and everything will be ruined.

The book itself is actually in surprisingly good condition, maybe that’s the real magic trick.

Zeide’s driver’s license

Here’s a fun little piece of family history that was recently unearthed by my great-uncle Jacobo:

This is an undated driver’s license that belonged to my great-grandfather Marcos Sandler. He must have received it not too long after moving to Mexico. It is for driving a bogué. According to my mom, that’s the word they used for wagons back in the day. I had never heard it and my search in the all-knowing Royal Academy of the Spanish Language was fruitless. I did find  the similar words bogie and boje, which are synonyms whose definition I translate:

A set of two pairs of wheels mounted on adjacent, solid parallel axis, used in both sides of the vehicles of great length destined to circulate over lanes.

Yeah, that doesn’t make any sense in Spanish either. Perhaps an enlightened reader can help? (Eva, ask your dad).