My look on one of my favorite books of all time—I Am Thinking of My Darling by Vincent McHugh—is now up on Patti Abbott’s deliciously literary blog, as part of her Friday’s Forgotten Books series.
Our landlord’s name was Mojona, and she used to babysit us when Mami went out to her second job. Mojona lived on the floor below us, and if I ran around too fast or jumped too hard or laughed too loud, she would bang on the radiator with a spoon, and Mami would yell, “See what you did? Behave!” Getting Mami mad was one thing. You would get hit with