Saturday, July 8, 2017

Childhood Home

When I first visited the plateau on which wife E grew up, the first thing I wanted to see was her childhood home. "I'm not going there!" she said. "There are snakes!" It was situated in a corner of the plateau (pictured). Inside was one small bedroom for her parents, behind a reed and mud wall. The rest was a common room for several children. They decorated the walls on the inside with patterns of coloured mud, and washed the floor with fresh dung. There was a spring nearby (dry since 2016). OBSERVATION: The house was empty here. It is now occupied again. The new occupants, a young couple with a child, have made it very nice inside.

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