Wed, 07 Apr 1999
Dear Mister Wonderful,
If the weather pattern called El Niño is named after Baby Jesus, who is La Niña named after?
(Salma is not an acceptable answer)
--P. K. in N. H.
Dear Santa Maria,
Why, for Jesus' baby sister, of course. Esther Christ was born in 6 A.D., Joseph and Mary Carpenter's third child, Mary's fourth. She grew up in Nazareth, attended This Jewish Lady Was A Virgin High School, and made winter slightly wetter than normal.