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Joe had another good story this morning. Last night about 11:30, the person who runs the guest house knocked on his door and said that the people he had taken to the airport had called, and their flight had been cancelled. They needed a ride back to the guest house. So, Joe went to the airport and picked them up. He said that the lady and both of her girls were sick by that time. They must have gotten food poisoning or something. The older man, Brother Jimmy, and Joe really hit it off. Joe and Brother Jimmy drove around Accra together today. Joe said that Brother Jimmy reminded him of his dad’s dad; they had such a good time together. Joe was sorry to see him leave tonight. Joe ate supper at the guest house. He helped one of the little girls fix her plate. During supper, she looked over at Joe and said, “Brother Joe, you have beautiful eyes.” Joe said that the girl’s mother was mortified that her daughter would say such a thing. Brother Huff was feeling better today and was able to take them to the airport tonight.
This morning, I got up and got the kids ready for school. Gilbert was ready first and went outside to wait the others who ride with them. As soon as he stepped outside, the kids told him, “Thumper is dead.” Gilbert ran over to Thumper to see for himself and ran back inside to tell us that the dog was dead. The kids were heart broken. They cried and cried; I cried with them. About that time, the taxi came to take them to school. They had a tearful ride to school but were okay by the time they got to school.
I waited around for the guy who works in the yard to come. He didn’t come at the normal time. So, I went out and put the dog in a trash bag and got the area cleaned up. About that time, Cholo came. He took the dog and buried him.
When the kids got home, they wanted to know where the dog was buried. They decided that we needed to put some flowers on his grave. We had to walk down the hill to find some flowers.
Bonnie said some funny things today. She has been calling the apricot jam “cotton jam.” This morning, she asked for the “apricotton jam.” Then, she was telling us a poem that she learned about a rooster. She told us that the rooster said, “Cock-a-dooring-door.” The boys tried to set her straight, but she was not convinced. This evening. Bonnie was helping me fix supper. I was moving back and forth between the stove and the counter. Bonnie said, “Mom, you keep waggling around.”
Joe is supposed to pick up his visa at 2:00 tomorrow. He is going to get there a little earlier than that to see if they might go ahead and give it to him. Then, he will head home. We are excited about having Daddy back. He will probably go to Ivory Coast on Monday. Please pray for his safety and for no problems with getting the visa tomorrow.
Joe, Laura, Gilbert, Danny, and Bonnie