|For one born of two rather fiery peoples, Maggie's pretty calm.
Natalia Torres had, like so many others, fled Cuba's Castro
regime. Rather than stay in Miami, however, she ended up in Boston.
Wanting to branch out a little, rather than work one of the Cuban bars,
she headed for the Haven. There she met a cousin of the owner, nearly
as newly over from Scotland as she was up from Cuba. Predictable things
happened, and eventually wee Maggie appeared.
found Boston less to his liking than he had hoped, and eventually moved
his little family to Bar Harbor and set up his own little pub there.
It was not entirely uncommon for friends and family from Scotland
to visit, as well as the few who made it out of Cuba. Every few years,
one in particular liked to visit and kept a weather eye on young
Maggie. When he was there to meet her after her... unique reaction to
finding a body washed ashore, she realized why. He taught her to
drink from the eye to learn about the death and gave her the download
on the rest of what it mean to be on the wing part of the time.
first experience colored what Maggie decided to do with the mundane
part of her life. Helping to find answers for families is a nice side
dish to keeping an eye on trends in deaths, making sure it's the
natural course of things rather than forces at work that most people
would rather not think about. The answers bit also provides a good
response to why she chose to go into that field rather than a more
traditional medical specialty. Despite the distance from home, or
perhaps at least partially because of it, Maggie jumped at the
internship opening at the Cumberland County coroner's office.