Today is it, the final A-Z Challenge word for 2015 and once again I survived it. Today, Z is for Zorro. When I was a child one of my favorite movies was Zorro. Guy Williams was my favorite one.....that is until Antonio Banderas came on the scene. For those of you Zorro fans out there....did you know he is a character created in 1919 by New York–based pulpwriter Johnston McCulley. Zorro (Spanish for "fox") is the secret identity of Don Diego de la Vega, a California nobleman living in Los Angeles during the era of Spanish rule. The Zorro's have changed over the years, but the typical image of him is a dashing black-clad masked outlaw who defends the people of the land against tyrannical officials and other villains. Not only was he too cunning and foxlike for the bumbling authorities to catch, but he also delighted in publicly humiliating them. I loved it. When my brother was alive we would watch the show and then decide who was going to be zorro....usually me since I was the oldest. We would take a sheet and put on a Halloween mask and run around outside playing Zorro for hours. One day our Zorro days ended....when we found clothes hangers to use for swords...and my brother got hurt. After a rapid trip to the ER via taxi cause my dad was in the car.....our Zorro mask and sheet were hung up to be used no more. Sigh....so goes the life of a child. So I am signing out of A-Z April Challenge with the mark of Zorro...Z. See you all here next year....same time and same place.
To Joey, With Love....WINNER!
10 months ago