“Got no checkbooks, got no banks. Still I’d like to express my thanks – I’ve got the sun in the mornin’ and the moon at night.”

Today is another lovely day with a bright sun and a blue sky, but it is colder than yesterday. The high will be 40˚ and the low 29˚. My groceries are being delivered then I need to do a bit of shopping. Henry needs canned food. The poor dog has a vet appointment tomorrow, his yearly physical. That means opening the car door first then cornering Henry upstairs so I can leash him. He does hate the car.

Yesterday a large box containing my mattress top was delivered. It was heavy so I got it into the house end over end. I left it in the living room. Henry saw it as an intruder and barked non-stop for twenty minutes. He drove me crazy. I decided to put it upstairs. If you have seen football players train by turning huge tires over and even then you can imagine how I got the box upstairs a step at a time. It was exhausting, but Henry stopped his barking.

The other day I called Grace. She was in Bolga. We talked a while. Grace caught me up as to what was going on there. Rose, one of my favorite students, had lost her husband. Bea and Agatha were fine. As for the others I had met on my first trip back, Grace hadn’t seen them. I also called Franciska who lives in Cincinnati. She became a citizen this year. We talked a long while. I love that I have these connections. When I left Ghana after my service, I never thought about going back. I didn’t even have addresses so we could keep in touch. A few of my students rode the school bus with me to the airport in Tamale the day I left Bolga. I cried quietly for most of the flight. I have been back three times and am hoping for a fourth. I don’t know when as I need to save quite a bit of money. I have dismissed bank robbery, tins by the register in different stores and betting on sports. Maybe I should start buying scratch tickets and hoping for the best.

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2 Comments on ““Got no checkbooks, got no banks. Still I’d like to express my thanks – I’ve got the sun in the mornin’ and the moon at night.””

  1. Idle Mind Says:

    I rarely ever play the lottery, but it’s up to nearly $400M for tomorrow night’s drawing, so I’ll buy a couple of quick picks. I promise you if I win, you’ll have an all-expenses paid trip back for as long as you desire. That probably wouldn’t break the bank. Wish me luck!

    • katry Says:

      Idle Mind,
      I wish you al the luck in the world!! Thanks for the thought! That would be spectacular: all the time I want in Ghana!

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