Skype is a wondrous gift to Gramdee across the miles

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Oh what delight!  To Skype (video chat on our computer) with our kids and grandkids, in Indiana and South Africa – WOW!  This Gramdee’s heart is full.  We heard all of their voices, and saw most of their faces –

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Typical day across the river

It’s always an exhausting time, to go across the river and take care of all sorts of errands and visits.  I don’t know if it’s the stress of crossing the borders with the officialdom and red tape like never before,

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My goodness it’s quiet around here

Our guests have all returned to their homes and work in the U.S. and beyond, and it feels a bit strange to be just the 2 of us at home.  The first to go were our 3 guys, Dave, Mark,

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The vet in action!

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Denise was able to actually hang out with some cattle today, getting a small taste of what it might be like if she and her husband come to stay in a couple of years!  Unlike most of our Fulani friends

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In the village

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Our visitors were able to visit a few villages where ag co-ops are active.  They delivered trees and saw gardens and orchards.  It is a great encouragement both ways when we have people from the states come and see firsthand

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blog around the campfire

Ok, don’t you just think you should hear Kumbayah with a bovine moo-accent?  Where are the marshmallows?  These are CEFA cattle and I guess their herder wants them to keep warm.  That big brown guy is sure giving us

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Ramadan is over!

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What joy our friends express when the month of fasting is over.  They welcome us with smiles and hot sugary tea and when we got to my friend H’s house, a hot meal was provided, accompanied by constant urgings –

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Our visitors are here!

Dave, Eric, Mark, Roy, and Denise arrived safely in 2 taxis Monday afternoon.  They are all good sports, taking bumpy, dusty roads with a bit of hassling from officials along the way in stride as well as being willing to

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Bomxbite or bust

When we want to visit friends sometimes it takes a little more than just walking next door or even a little more than driving over the bridge across the border into Cameroon.  Roy & Kim went to see friends in

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Visiting with “T” buddies

blog Jib1Roy & I, along with dear colleagues Jan & Kim Cone, were able to go see Chief T’s second wife and family on Thursday.  Oh what joy to see these friends after a year’s absence.  Lots of smiles and even

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