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This man scaled a very large coconut palm tree in front of our house to get coconuts. Note that he is carrying the coconut between his teeth because he needs both hands and both feet to hang on to the tree!
Penny was thrilled to receive this squeaky fish from America! Once she overcame her fear of the noise and decided, after much intent observation, that the “thing” was not alive, it did not take her long to gnaw a hole in it!
Wherever we go, we attract a crowd of curious spectators. It was really funny when we visited a small zoo in our city, and nationals were taking pictures of us instead of the caged wild animals! Recently we visited a tailor who is going to make Christmas decorations for us from fabrics received from American friends.
What a crowd gathered!
We really appreciate the care packages many of you send us. Christmas fabric panels will be sewn into decorations for us to use and to share with others.
We recently attended a “Gaye Holud” celebrating an upcoming marriage for friends who returned to Oklahoma for the wedding ceremony in early November.
Rachel has been running a school for girls from very poor families. Her students and their mothers along with school staff and many friends attended the festivities.
It was a delight to visit friends on Halloween as they cut a jack-o-lantern with their children and a national friend. Pumpkins are plentiful here but are darker colors than in America.
We celebrated our French-speaking friend Evelyne’s birthday recently with her family and church. These are the only Africans in our city.
Beautiful flowers bloom here year round.
As we walked to church this morning, this man selling live chickens was happy to pose for a picture. Next a security guard ran out and asked to be in the picture also. People here love to have their pictures taken!
Sadly, death here has little dignity when a body must be transported. This man’s body is being transported on a rickshaw trolley. His face was covered by a newspaper. Recently a body wrapped in a bamboo mat was sticking out both sides of a CNG! Both the head and the feet were almost hit by traffic on both sides!