One day we went to the Mamas stall at the Maasae Market in Arusha.
Unbelievable but the mamas remembered me from past trips. I took them beads from Shipwreck beads in Lacey in hopes I could explain and ask them to make me bracelets in the pac 12 school colors
When I returned a few days later, they had done a pretty good job of doing so. I joined them on their mats for the picture. Relationships formed here are forever.
At Adilis wedding we met our friend, pastor Laroya''s brother Joseph Laroya. He invited us to meet him in Monduli when we visited that area . We attended the Lutheran Maasae Girls secondary school and then went to the market in Mondulli. At the entrance to the market stood Joseph. Well, he invited us to his home, which he said was a very short distance away.. Ahmmm.. it was at least 1/2 mile of walking and visiting with all the people he knows. Such fun. We met his wife on our walk also. We wondered how much we would appreciate our husbands inviting a large group of strangers that he had just met to our homes when we haven't had time to clean first..
What a visit. One room was filled with used clothing that they save for students at the primary school where Joseph teaches. Joseph's wife has a stall at the market and we walked back to talk to her. It was a great surprise to find that she is the mama most of us have bought kangas from over the years.
So many places to go, so many people to see again and so many new friends to make. life is Safi (everything is fine)