Ringing in the New Year with Tia Eva (Drive Day 185: Dec 31st, 2003)
I have never been more grateful for my training as a journalist. It’s why I feel no trepidation about striking up conversations with strangers. Or looking up the friends of friends of friends on New Year’s Eve. Which is how we end up at the packed dinner table of these two women: Margit and her aunt Eva – a one-time German refugee married off to an older Bolivian man to escape the Nazi’s. We accept Margit’s invitation to camp the Avion in her driveway and ring in the New Year with a new appreciation for the kindness of strangers.
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