A “Cucaracha” on 5 de Mayo

To all my Mexican friends a belated congratulations for your “5 de Mayo” celebration. May 5th is Mexico’s great Day.

Have you ever heard the song “La Cucaracha”? I’ve always had a feeling that it originated in Mexico, but that might not be the case, although it became popular there during the Mexican Revolution.

Listen to this! Is it a coincidence or what? A CUCARACHA (a cockroach) and I shared a carrot drink yesterday! That was the most disgusting thing I’ve had in a long time! A Cucaracha drink on 5 de Mayo!! I can’t believe it!

The cucaracha

I have a juicer! I’ve had the juicer sitting in the laundry room for a month. (My kitchen is tiny!) I’ve not been in the mood of going to all the trouble of juicing. Yesterday I decided to get in the mood, so I made myself some carrot juice. I had a whole glass of delicious juice, the best I’ve ever had! So I decided to juice some more! That’s when I discovered it! The CUCARACHA in the container that held the juice! Was that why the juice was so delicious? I did not drink a second glass!

Where did the CUCARACHA come from? Did it come in through the dryer vent? Do I have CUCARACHAS  in my house? I’m happy by myself! I don’t want CUCARACHAS to keep me company!

I’ve sang this song many times. It’s got a fun and catching melody. But I’ve never planned on sharing a drink with one! I hope it’s the first and last time!

La cucaracha, la cucaracha, The cockroach, the cockroach,
ya no puede caminar can’t walk anymore
porque le falta, porque no tiene because it’s lacking, because it doesn’t have
las patitas de atrás. its little back feet.
Ya murió la cucaracha The cockroach just died
ya la llevan a enterrar now they take her to be buried
entre cuatro zopilotes among four buzzards
y un ratón de sacristán. and a mouse as the sexton.

About kelund

My name is Kerstin Anderas-Lundquist. I was born in Sweden to Per & Brita Anderas, on March 6, 1946. In 1948 we left to begin a missionary life in Chile; in 1956 we moved on to Peru. On May 1, 1969 I married an all-Swedish guy from Karslkrona: Bengt Göran Emanuel Lundquist. God blessed us with two daughters: Eva-Marie Elizabeth and Ruth Carina. We served as missionaries in Peru and Bolivia. In 1988 we moved to the United States to work at Life Publishers in Miami, Florida. I was to assist in developing the line of Sunday School Curriculm in Spanish known as Vida Nueva. I live in Springfield, Missouri, and am retired from work at the Assemblies of God Headquarters. My husband and daughter Eva-Marie have been promoted to Heaven. Carina is married to Thom Cole and they have given me four gourgeous grandchildren, even five (teen-age John). I will be writing about my life, past and present, blended with visions for the future. My deepest desire is to spread the “seed of love”–inspiration to serve God and our neighbors with love and compassion.
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One Response to A “Cucaracha” on 5 de Mayo

  1. Phil (Pete) Torgrimson says:

    What?! No snse of adventure!

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