I am about to lay on you a story full of humor, lies, and distortion… but I wanted to warn you first. This is real-life story about someone near and dear to my heart. You can laugh all you want… but please don’t think ill of Mother Mendocino.
She was a Science Teacher. Appropriately enough she taught seventh grade Life Science. And she taught students about life and love in ways that no other teacher was ever able to do.
I met Endira Mendocino the very first year I taught in the little South Texas town of Cotulla. They hired me to teach eighth grade English. And from the first time I saw her until the very last time twenty years later, she always looked exactly the same, like a plump little Wish-nik Troll Doll with frizzy hair. The picture I drew from memory clearly looks more like Al Franken…
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