This is the 43 Valentine’s Day since we met! We met on September 18, 1966. 1,000 days later Alice became my wife. Those were the longest 1,000 days of my life!! Valentine’s Day 2006 was a very special day for us, since it was the day her Oncologist declared her cancer free, five years following her bout with colon cancer. She is enjoying a dozen red roses I bought her for 160 taka ($2.35 USD). I also bought her a throw for the couch which a group in Mymensingh made. It was parts of two saris sewn together back to back and quilted.
We spent most of the day at this tournament. It was for ages 6-16 with six schools participating. Jensen and Pruitt, two of our grandsons played. Neither of their teams made it past the qualifying rounds. They were still excited to receive a participation medallion as well as a book bag with goodies in it: cap, tee-shirt, pen, scarf, etc
After a 2 hour visit in this home the office helper and her daughter went with us out to the street where we hailed a CNG for our trip home. This is very typical of the Bengali hospitality. They don’t just say good-bye at the door, but walk you to the elevator, street etc. to make sure your on the way. They feel it is their duty as your hosts. The Bengali people are very hospitable people. They were very appreciative that we came to visit in their home and enjoy a meal.
In this photos you see the community where we were invited to have a meal. It was a tasty meal consisting of beef or mutton curry, potatoes, rice, grapes and 7-up. It was a very tasty meal and they were so glad we visited. It was the home of the helper at Dustin’s office.