Monday, August 6, 2018

Time may march on but some things remain constant

Mrs. RWP celebrated another birthday near the end of July. We welcomed one grandchild home from a two-week trip to Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay). We prepared to bid adieu to another grandchild who leaves this week for her first year of university in another exotic locale, Athens, Georgia.

Still another grandchild started his second year at university by moving to a new dorm:


His seventh-floor room has a stunning view of the hills and clouds of northern Alabama:


Two of Mrs. RWP's three North Carolina cousins also celebrated birthdays in July:


Half a world away, in a school in a village in Kenya, our friend Linda B. and her teaching staff stay busy with 82 kids, almost double last year's enrollment...


Mrs. RWP and I are sponsoring two of them, and by "sponsoring" I mean paying for their tuition:


Somewhere, Air Force One is landing so that Donald Trump can hold another rally.

Probably not in this city, though:

(Photo of Rijo Street in downtown Hiroshima, Japan, 2013. Used in accordance with CC BY-SA 3.0)

Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da, life goes on.

Except, of course, when it doesn’t.

12 comments:

  1. Congratulations due all round.
    Wish we could borrow your president for a couple of months.

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    1. I'm sure in his own mind he could Make Britain Great Again.

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  2. I had to stop myself from replying to Adrian Ward with a snide "he's yours!" It would be too rude. The end of July was a full time for you and Mrs. RWP.

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  3. Belated best wishes to the Mrs.

    I miss clouds like that. I had thought clouds looked the same everywhere, but the Willamette Valley doesn't have much in the way of pretty clouds (the sky here tends to be either all gray or all blue), unlike the Oregon desert, which makes up two-thirds of the state and has phenomenally clean air and stupendously beautiful clouds.

    Cute kids you're sponsoring there. Is there much likelihood of you ever meeting them? It would be sad not to. Maybe when they're older and could better understand who you are?

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    1. When there are big fluffy cumulus clouds here in north Georgia, Mrs. RWP and I call it "a Florida sky".... As for the girls in Kenya, when they're older and can better understand who I am I hope they will explain me to me.

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  4. Huge Congratulations and well wishes for all the non-politicians mentioned in this post.

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  5. That's so kind of you and Mrs Brague to sponsor Simpeio and Kantet. You are good people.

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  6. We will try to live up to your very kind assessment from afar. Up close and personal, however, you might come to a different conclusion.

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    1. You look okay from Oregon. In the interest of being forthright, maybe you should tell your readers just what it is that we would object to up close.

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