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(08/14/10 (Suzanna and Richard)
Suzanna celebrated her birthday Friday, August 13! It’s a good thing she’s not superstitious; she was born on a Friday the 13th.
Suzanna hopes she does not “grow into” these pants! Her friends from Africa and South Korea gave her a lovely outfit of clothing as a birthday gift. South Asian pants tend to be large and baggy, one size fits all.
Richard surprised her with a harmonium.
No matter in what part of the world we reside, Suzanna wants us to keep current with our vaccinations. We recently got our rabies boosters.
When we took our dog to the veterinary school for her annual rabies shot, this little boy was waiting for someone to help his injured goat.
Suzanna likes this fish except for the fact that it seems to be watching her eat.
We have made a new friend! Pat, and West Virginian, is in our country working with the UN. It was a delight to have dinner with him and get acquainted.
We recently helped ship some furniture to friends who have moved to another country. The packers did an amazing job of packing the items. They made custom-sized crates for shipping. The downside was that they arrived at 5:15 am on a Saturday morning to begin work!
Suzanna found that she was able to play the harmonium. This is not a musical instrument for Richard, since you have to pump with one hand and play with the other. It is very practical in this part of the world where there are frequent electric current outages.
We took a trip to a tea garden area and saw such interesting sights! The tea gardens are as big as American wheat and cornfields.
Our lodging was this bamboo “cabin” surrounded by lemon trees.
Pineapples growing on the hillsides
Rubber trees along the roads
There were also trees in this area whose sap is an ingredient in lip balm.
Jute in the field and jute drying by the roadside
Plowing a rice paddy
Planting rice plants by hand
Women threshing rice
Tea garden workers arriving for work
Suzanna is modeling her rice workers’ hat while chatting with friendly nationals
While visiting Dhaka, we took a drive out to see the National Martyr’s Monument. What an impressive remembrance for all the martyred people from the war of independence.