Directed by Terrence Kaufman (U-Pittsburgh), John Justeson (SUNY-Albany), and Roberto Zavala (CIESAS), the PDLMA comes to a close after seventeen years. My thanks to them, and also to all the native speakers, several of them project investigators too, and to the project’s administrator, Melina, who magically kept things running on a daily basis.  I had the pleasure of working with Cecilio Felipe Martínez, a 62-year-old speaker of Mije from San Juan de Guichicovi, Oaxaca, Mexico.  It was my first time participating in the project, pero me ha servido para inspirar y clarificar mis deberes terrestres.