01 May 2012

Portraits: Premier Mai

Today was Labor Day, which means instead of working we had a party.  The hospital employees spent the day cooking a meal of roasted ram and sauce (seasoned with all the rams' insides) . . . and then we all congregated on the tennis court for music and dancing, speeches and games . . . and of course, eating.  Everyone was dressed in their best, and we had a great time.  Thought you'd enjoy some shots from the evening.

With Cool-J: Proof that I really am here!


Kerichojoy said...

It was nice to see how the people celebrate!

Bobnrobn said...

Sorry I wasn't there to join in with the fun!  I saw a recognizable face or two.  Love to Cool-J and you......xoxoxoxoxo

Kristine said...

Beautiful pictures, Deb!  Miss you!

Bethany Reamer said...

they are beautiful people (so are you!)

Shal said...

Beautiful pictures! More proof that you are one of the most talented people I know!

Deb. said...

I don't know about that . . . I make photos . . . YOU make little people!!  Congrats again!!!

Mamastouff said...

I quess Labor Day is the same in any culture...celebrate!! The photos are manificent and I always love to see your smile!

Emilio Fernandez said...


Good morning how are you?

My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I
live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things
so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet,
the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc.
in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting
people's diversity from all over the world.

I would love to travel and meet in person all
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collection of used stamps because trough them, you can see pictures about fauna,
flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more
and more difficult to get stamps,  some
years ago I started a new collection  in
order to get traditional  letters
addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country
in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of
countries, but unfortunately it’s impossible to achieve in other various
territories for several reasons, either because they are countries at war,
either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever
reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

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Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by
traditional mail from Niger? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog
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to write in Niger in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a
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and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace
and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal
address is the following one:

Emilio Fernandez Esteban

Avenida Juan de la Cierva, 44

28902 Getafe (Madrid)


If you wish, you can visit my blog www.cartasenmibuzon.blogspot.com
where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from
whole World.

Finally I would like to thank the attention
given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes
for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.


Yours Sincerely


Emilio Fernandez

Deb. said...

Yeah, they really know how to party!

Deb. said...

I'd say you should come next year . . . but I don't think you'd survive the heat!  Better stick to January and February!

Deb. said...

Thanks!  We are missing you too!  When are you coming back??

Deb. said...

They really are!  Especially the women . . . they blow me away with what they live through!

Deb. said...

Thing is . . . at our BarB-Q, the rams show up a few days earlier and get slaughtered, skinned and roasted right here in front of us!  Could you imagine showing up at Fairmount Park for a nice picnic only to watch your neighbor kill his tethered sheep for all the kiddos to see!!!  :)