“We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.”

Last night it rained heavily. I could hear it on the roof. I fell asleep to the sound. Today it is supposed to rain again. When I went to get the papers, I was surprised at how warm it is.

Mouse 3 was in the trap this morning. He looked exactly like the other 2. I tried to put the leash on Henry so he could come on the short ride to relocate the mouse. I want to start to get him used to the car, but Henry took off out the dog door. I didn’t chase him; instead, I took the mouse to the car. When I got to a wooded section of the road, I stopped and opened the trap. The mouse didn’t go out. I shook the trap. The mouse stayed. That went on for a while then the mouse jumped out the opening and almost jumped into my car. I was relieved when the wee beastie finally took off into the bush. I’ll reset the trap in a bit.

When I was in Ghana, I had to wear dresses all the time. I didn’t really mind except when getting off or on mammy lorries because I had to climb up on the back to get to and from the seats. Ghana is hot, and in the heat, dresses were cooler than pants would have been. I had to have my dresses made. There were no clothing stores. My seamstress was the wife of a fellow teacher. She lived right next door to me. I’d buy cloth in the market and bring it to her, and she’d make dresses in a variety of designs. Most were without sleeves. My favorite dresses were usually tie-dye. The colors were vibrant. The patterns haphazardly interesting. After paying the market lady and the seamstress, the cost of the dress was usually around 5 cedis, equal to 5 dollars in those days. When I went back to Ghana the first time, I had two shirts made. I forget the cost of the cloth, tie-dye of course, but the shirts were 25 cedis each, around 7 or 8 dollars. They are beautiful.

My memory is one of my favorite places to visit. I go through all those memory drawers for bits and pieces and whole memories. My time in Ghana fills a few drawers. I always think of that as the most amazing experience of my life. I was at home in a place so totally foreign than I had known in all my life before and since. Ghana still feels like home to me.

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6 Comments on ““We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.””

  1. Bob Says:

    The best part of the Royal Wedding was the sermon by the US Episcopal leader and the gospel choir. The British needed to be dragged into the 21st century by the beautiful Meghan. Their sanctimonious, we’re better than you attitudes towards class, race and the rest of the world needs a good kick in their collective butts. Hopefully, the Brexit will hit them hard economically because it’s based on hate and the next generation will crawl back to join their continental neighbors.

    Maybe Henry can be trained to better use his energy by killing the mice rather than you trying to capture and then release them. 🙂

    Today there’s rain and cooler temperatures. Cooler is a relative term meaning a high temperature of 88 degrees. 🙂

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      I found the US Episcopal leader spoke too long. It wasn’t supposed to be a sermon, more like a homily. I loved the choir and wished they had sung more songs.

      The younger royals have already changed the monarchy. They are involved in charities. They are far more leisurely in dress and style. They are involved in the world. They didn’t need Meaghan but she fits perfectly.

      After the Brexit vote, there was general panic. Many British didn’t understand the ramifications. There was even call for another referendum.

      I haven’t ever seen the mice except in the traps, and I figure it is the same for Henry. He isn’t built to sit and stare at the cabinets. My cats did that when they were young. Maddie would sit for hours just waiting. She was quite the mouser in her day.

      88˚ would be a horrific heat wave.

      • Bob Says:

        You are correct about this generation of Royals. Hopefully, the younger generation of Brits will follow. Unfortunately, the same can be said about their former colony us. 🙂

      • katry Says:

        We are now forced to live with the folly of the last election in the same way the Brits are stuck pulling out of Brexit. That too was a foolish vote.

  2. olof1 Says:

    Sunny and warm here and thankfully not as hot as they had predicted. I haven’t done much today, the cold or is it allergy or both has made it impossible. It has been nice to just stay at home anyway to be honest and the dogs don’t seem to mind that the walks have been few and short.

    I rarely go down memory lane, mostly only when I’ve read something here 🙂

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      The sky did get lighter in the late afternoon, and it didn’t rain. I also didn’t do much today as I didn’t feel tip top. I took a lovely nap.

      Memories usually pop into my head when somethings jogs my memory drawer. I enjoy most of what I remember.

      Feel better and have a great day!


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