|Preparing a meal|
On one of our “promenades” through the village, Alougba and I stopped at this family's compound. The woman was, as is the norm, busy preparing a meal. When I entered their compound I said my Ewe greeting, "Jo-bee-doe," and then as they often do, they started talking full-out Ewe. I've been told that when I don't understand what they are saying, just say, "annnnnhhhhh," which I do, a lot. The woman called her husband out from behind a walled off portion of the compound. He was so welcoming and happy to see us. “Whiz-unnnn-lowwwwwww,” he said, which is welcome to my home in Ewe, to which I replied, “yo-o-o-o-o-o.” The appropriate reply, which translates to, “thank you very much for welcoming me.”
|An artist poses|
|A group admires a crown|
AThey were such a fun couple. The thought occurred to me while I was watching this man and his wife, how loving, sweet, and playful they were with each other. The wife obviously was proud of her husband and of his work, and she took joy in watching him show me his works of art.
I liked them a lot, and will return. I loved his face…don’t you?
|The King Maker|