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Santiago and Candice

A Love Story

Santiago Fernandez lived in Las Tunas Cuba all his life, until he braved the waters of the Gulf of Mexico in a flotilla to Florida at the age of 34.

Santiago was a renowned thinker in Las Tunas and indeed all of Cuba. His goal was to better the lives of his family, his community, Cuba, and just maybe the whole world.

At the age of 13 Santiago had already come up with his first innovation, the topatoe plant. He combined Cuba’s top two agriculture products and made smokable potatoes.

At the age of 20 Santiago invented the underwater potato launcher that could penetrate the hulls of any 5th world submarines that would try to invade Cuba.

For his efforts Cuba had rewarded Santiago with an extra weekly ration of beans each week for life. Although that was a handsome reward it wasn’t helping the 34-year old bachelor find a mate. In fact, the extra gas it produced in his digestive system wasn’t helping to attract the ladies at all.

Santiago set his sights on reaching America where his brilliance was sure to make him rich as well as attractive to those American ladies. He already had another invention in mind. One he could prefect in American, patient, and score money and American women.

In short order Santiago perfected his next invention, the self-propelled sugarcane rocket that could deliver bananas to the international space station. Now the hard part, how to patient his invention in America so no one could steal it and so he would make a lot of money and be attractive to American women.

This required a lot of time at the library for Santiago. He needed a lot of help. Fortunately, Candice, a little blonde librarian, helped Santiago translate the books on how to patient agricultural products from English into Spanish.

They worked closely for days and although Candice was cool and aloof Santiago was getting hot and bothered for little Candice. He was working hard on his broken English just so as to get the nerve to ask Candice to marry him and have his babies.

Today would be the day, thought Santiago. He picked out his best suit, the blue one that matched his blue tinted eye glasses. He put on his Valentine's day tie, the yellow one with hearts on it, even though it was now July. He knew his little Candice loved the Cuban cigars he smuggled into the country, so he even brought one along for good luck.

Into the library he went. Now where was his little Candice? He searched the isles from A to Q and could not find his little Candida (that’s what he liked to call her in his own mind). Of course, there she was, in row R for romance. She was high atop the library ladder putting books away. He liked the way his Candida looked up on that ladder. He was so excited he could not contain himself and wait for her to come down.

“Will you marry me Candice?”. His Candida was so started she dropped her hand full of books and they hit Santiago right on the head. “Oh my Santiago, are you okay?”. In his broken English Santiago replied “Book Smart”.

Book Smart 

This story of romance was inspired by Endre Barath, Jr. challenge Book Smart, because books and art... I hope you enjoyed it.

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Comment balloon 21 commentsBob "RealMan" Timm • March 03 2019 12:20AM

Comments

Haha, cute story. But I'd really like more information about these smokable potatoes. What happens when you smoke them? Can you eat them also? 

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) 9 months ago

Maybe chapter two needs to be added to the story Kat Palmiotti 

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 9 months ago

Lots of fun to read, Bob. Your imagination is great--I suspect you could write a fun story from almost every picture!

 

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) 9 months ago

smokable potatoes- there must be some flavori ng added to accentuate the taste.... Weed inside beer tastes like beer....

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) 9 months ago

That's a great compliment Lottie Kendall . Thank you! 

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 9 months ago

Sam Shueh in my youth I tried a lot of things with weed but never beer. I do nave quite the brownie story to tell some day.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 9 months ago

That's a perfect ending to a perfect story for the perfect match made in the heavens of the aisles from A to Q. 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) 9 months ago

Thank you Kathleen Daniels , I just might have to continue or elaborate on the story.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 9 months ago

Bob, loved the story and like everyone else we need more i.e.: a continuation, now with that said keep in mind only this one will count for the March Challenge for points, but your fan club wants to read more:)) thank you for participating,Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 9 months ago

Morning Bob.

A short time ago I read a different take on the same art work by Barbara Todaro, interesting on the different interpretations of the same thing

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) 9 months ago

Moral is...too many smoked potatoes lead to romance ?

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 9 months ago

Good morning Bob. What a great story and you had me the entire time. Super post.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 9 months ago

Thank you Endre Barath, Jr. . I'm hoping one of my creative kids will collaborate with me on this one to add to the story.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 9 months ago

I enjoyed the other 3 or 4 that got theirs in before me but I did not read theirs until I wrote mine James Dray . As soon as I saw Endre Barath, Jr. challenge I jumped right in.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 9 months ago

I'll go with that one Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 9 months ago

You are very kind Sheila Anderson . I had a lot of fun writing it. The biggest challenge was keeping it short enough to post here.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 9 months ago

Oh my goodness, Bob... where did that come from?! I'm so impressed with your story-telling ability.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 9 months ago

Nina Hollander any time I can impress you it's made my day! 

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 9 months ago

Bob, What a cute tale of the painting by Paul J. Freed. Loved it.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) 8 months ago

Thank you Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® . It was hard to keep it that short but I had hoped to keep everyones attention.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 8 months ago

What an entertaining story that is, Bob!  I loved reading every word of it!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 8 months ago

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