Thursday, November 4, 2010

Ben in the Jungle, Again

Ben is in Ghana this month.
His retirement consists of building merry-go-rounds
that generate electricity.
The villagers in Akyrematang were particularly excited to
be chosen for a MGR. They live a half mile from the nearest road.
Ben, who has been to the village several times,
told the headmaster he would arrive this morning at 9.
The waiting villagers quickly emptied the truck
and carried thousands of pounds of equipment
through the jungle.
I happen to know the West Africans think
we are handicapped because
we can't carry stuff on our heads.
Ben hustled to keep up with all of them.
He thought getting the parts to the village
would take most of the day.
They had cleared the trails, put planks over the streams,
and in no time at all the equipment was at the school.
The installation will be a big event next week.
Ben is having a good trip.
I am so proud of him!