Everett on the Tractor

Everett is really into his book, The Big Book of Things That Go, lately as evidenced by how many of the pages have been taped back together after being ripped. Because of this, his current favorite “words” are ‘truck’ and ‘tractor.’ Recently I took him up to the tractor that is owned and used here…

Coconuts

Kelley Haff, this post is for you! I thought I had done this post months ago when we took the pictures, but when I went back and looked for it to show it to Kelley, I realized it wasn’t there! So its a few months old, but I thought it was interesting none-the-less! Kelley got…

Ginalyn’s Burial

On Wednesday Ginalyn was buried in grave behind her house. Here are a few pictures from that day: Here are some family members from out of town sitting under a make-shift shelter of bamboo poles and a tarp waiting for the burial:   Here the coffin is being carried out of Hoax’s house:   These…

Campaigning

As I’ve mentioned before, it’s election time here in PNG. It’s a little different than America for a number of reasons (not even counting the recent power struggle between the two guys claiming to be the legitimate prime minister.) Here is another difference: Recently, when I walked out to Hoax’s house, I came upon a…

Princess Pictures

[Belle came out of her room the other day having colored all these pictures from memory.] This is Belle holding a rose. And Tiana is at her restaurant dancing. And Snow White is dancing at her ball with her prince. Sleeping Beauty is dressing up at a ball for a dance party. Rapunzel is sitting…

Prognosis: Witchcraft

I have a friend (pictured above) who comes by our fence pretty regularly to sell me avocados and bananas. The other day when she stopped by she told me that her husband was very sick.  His throat was swollen and he couldn’t eat or sleep. She went on to tell me that they had thought…

Ant Farm

This evening I picked up our Kindle for the first time in a few weeks after having read a couple of books printed on actual paper–I’m so retro, I know. Anyway, there was an ant crawling across the screen which isn’t unusual since all of our walls are infested with ants that are immune to…