Diary of Alfred Burton Welch

Friday 1-6-99

Platted in a.m. until 10 when I took road to Palace. Took dinner with Senor Y Senora Rivera, who are very well fixed. Dinner consisted of soup, fish –fried, rice and peanut bread, fried chicken brown gravy –fried bananas, sweet breads & candies –wine, vino tinto dulce; fruits &c &c. Coffee was served in another room with cigars. Told me great tales of Spanish cruelty and hunts for alligators, snakes & baboons. Senor is a doctor medicine. Home all p.m. & eve. Senor Rivera lives at #14 Calle Looban.