Someone posted the photo above on a facebook page called “Remember El Paso When.” The snap is of a bullfight arena in Juarez Mexico (right across the border from El Paso) and it reminded me of an event I hadn’t thought about in years. I posted the comment below-
"I attended many bullfights there with my father and favorite uncle. Afterwards we would go to the Kentucky Bar before returning to El Paso. Once, we got stuck on Avenida 16 de Septiembre (16th of September Avenue) during a PAN rally that was getting ugly. I couldn't move the car because of the crowd, and some of the PANistas were forcefully removing people from their cars. My uncle without missing a beat, grabbed one of the PAN signs from a demonstrator and starting waving it at the crowd yelling, "PAN! PAN! PAN!" The PANistas took us for one of their own, and let us pass safely. Later at the Kentucky Bar, I had several drinks in quiet relief while my father and uncle made fun of me for being such a nervous Nelly."
|Over the years, many celebrities have drank at the Kentucky Bar, including Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe.|
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