Las Abuelas de Miami Estan Loca = The Miami Grandmas Are Crazy! Meet Marty’s Abuela. She is a firecracker. I love her. I truly do. She is an amazing woman. However, she doesn’t take anyone’s crap. Nada. Abuela comes from a very affluent family in Havana, Cuba. Her and her late husband (whom I think Marty looks a lot like) came over in the 60’s. They are proud Americans and became citizens as soon as they could. The neighborhood is old Miami. Old Cuban Miami. It was once a popular place to live. Like most cities, the area grew and it has gone through its high crime phase and now it’s dwindling to a little bit safer of an area. Anywho. Moving on. She is crazy. She owns 3 properties and in the photo below, she is at the neighbors. She was annoyed at the lady who was about to make the trek down these stairs. So what if she wasn’t in the best shape to come down them, Abuela was determined she would go back inside. These stairs are actually dangerous. Mold is covering them and there isn’t much of a gripping surface for your shoes.
Fast forward. The poor woman made it down the stairs to just be escorted back up them. Seriously! What is happening here? Marty thought the whole ordeal was comical and he had to add to it. I don’t know if they realize this, but they are making the same face. Marty is there to “catch” her if she falls. Who is he kidding? You can’t fall around him. He laughs until his sides hurt. He may be able to help you after he gets over laughing. Side note: She is still giving this woman a piece of her mind about coming down the stairs. I mean really lady, why the heck would you think about coming out into the sunlight? Haha.
I can’t even remember why she came down the stairs to begin with. I think it has something to do with that bag. It was a whole (slow) process and I was confused the entire time. Marty offered to give her a piggy back ride down but she declined. At first I really thought she was going to do it. She probably had flashbacks to the time she came to our house and broke her hip.
The situation was funny. She is in her 80’s and full of spunk. She loves her grandkids, great-grandkids, and puts up with all her neighbors. She even fights with some too. She’s a mean business woman and pretty much runs the neighborhood. Even some sketchy people (whom I think aren’t the safest people to be around) call her Abuela.
I really don’t think my grandmas would scold their neighbor and send them back to their
room house. She doesn’t care. Like I said, she is a firecracker. She is also in everyone’s business in the ‘hood. Now that I think about it, she’s kind of “gangsta”. Seriously, she’s sweet and a great woman…just don’t get on her bad side (or she may use one of her canes).