Day 103


This young man dove off of the boat we were using to get to and from an Island on the Padma, in Southern Bangladesh.  We had a great 4 days in Joypara visiting friends and making new ones.


Day 102


This young boy was helping to push this load down the street on a vangari in the middle of a traffic jam.  My rickshaw wallah told him I was taking his photo so he turned around and gave me a big smile.  It was a pleasure to see him working instead of on a street corner begging.

Loving Life!

Day 101


This photo was taken while sitting on a rickshaw in a traffic jam on the way to Pizza Hut.   One of the waiters was a college student I have played soccer with.  He generously gave Alice and I a free cup of coffee.  

Going nowhere fast!

Day 100


(L to R) Rehanna, Alice, Dolly (Rehanna’s dau.) and Dustin.

Rehanna and Dolly escorted us to the street to get transportation to travel to our section of the city.  They were so glad that we had come to their home to enjoy a meal, meet the family, and visit.   In this culture relationships are so much more valuable than things.  We are more than glad to help donate clothes, etc. to help families of this housing area to try and get their lives back together after the tragic fire that destroyed many of their homes.  It is blessing that no one lost their life in the fire.  Ten were injured, including one fireman.

Farewells after a nice visit and meal!

Day 99


This nice lady, Rehanna, invited us to her home on February 6 to enjoy a great meal of curried chicken and rice, etc.  This week the contents of her home were destroyed by fire.  Her one-room house had a cement floor and brick walls so it will take less to rebuild than many of the homes.

Rehanna, our gracious hostess.

Day 98

JANATA  HOUSING in which 100 homes were destroyed on Monday by fire.  This is Alice and Dustin.  We were here at the invitation of the lady who does cleaning and cooking at Dustin’s office.  She invited us for a meal, and to meet her family.  Her sister’s house was also destroyed. Her house was one that was destroyed!

Before Fire destroyed 100 homes.

Day 97

ROZI – Alice’s Bangla language tutor.  We are actually leaving with her for 5 day over the Easter Holiday to spend time in her village with her and her husband.  She want’s Alice to teach her some American cooking in the morning while I go out and about with her husband.  In the afternoon is rest time and then every evening we will visit in different homes.  I am looking forward the the many Bengali curries that will likely await us.  Several weeks ago they were without power and water for 30 hours.  We’re fortunate it only goes off here for an hour every other hour during the hot days!

Roji (Donna) a very good tutor!