MarySmith’sPlace – #Afghanistan #Friendship # Family

I have just finished reading No More Mulberries. Eager to learn more.

Mary Smith's Place

In my last post I said my next one would be about the discussion with the oncologist. I’ve changed my mind. I’ll put up a cancer update soon, but in the meantime, I want to introduce you to a special person who is part of my extended Afghan family. In fact, I’m going to let her do the introduction herself but before she does, I’ll fill in a bit of our shared family history.

I met Sausan’s grandfather, Jawad in the Jaghori district of Ghazni province in 1989, the year the Soviets left Afghanistan, when he came to work as a driver for the leprosy/tuberculosis NGO (non-government organisation) for which I was joint co-ordinator. Later, he moved to an administrative role in Quetta, Pakistan, which was, at the time, our operational base.

His family joined him in Quetta. They were among the first visitors when my son was born. I…

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Jigsaw Puzzles

I am back to doing a jigsaw puzzle and everything else is getting pushed aside. i.e. the jigsaw puzzle takes precedence over most other activities. Pictured below is a former one. The latest one is a 500 piece artist rendition of Harriet Tubman.

Katerina likes the jigsaw puzzle and the box even more