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Picnic

Walking through a state park near Miami, my wife and I saw a Cuban family enjoying a picnic as half a dozen raccoons begged for handouts. The family responded by tossing them bits of food and saying repeatedly, “Oye, chico, ven aca.” (C’mere, boy.”) I later confessed to my wife that my first reaction was: That’s silly. Raccoons don’t speak Spanish.

Richard H. Stout, Grove City, PA