Posted by: MamaPatricia | September 26, 2007

A chicken for you Mama Patricia


My First Chicken!

When I would travel out to the more remote parishes people would bless me with gifts.  I received bananas, baskets, rice, and other hand made items.  This was such a humbling experience.  These people gave out of their hearts.  They were poor.  

The most unusuale gift I received came from a young family. They invited us into their mud hut with a thatched roof.  I was instructed to sit on the couch.  When I did a chicken ran out from under the couch right between my legs and out into the room.  I was so startled that I let out a scream.  The whole crowd laughed!  The mother of the house chased this chicken (actually it was a rooster) and gave it to me for a gift.


My Second chicken


  1. I love your chicken stories!

  2. They are such good memoris for me Joni. A day does not go by with out a memory of Africa in it. Hope you have a good day! Hugs the boys and hey to your honey too.

  3. When does your honey head for Africa again?

  4. HI!

    My fiance is from, and is currently in, Kisumu!! I was there last February – had a wonderful visit. She is Anglican – in fact while she was here recently we attended a few local Episcopal Churches here in New Jersey! She was sort of shocked by the concept of gay priests though.

    If you’re in Kisumu still, perhaps she can visit with you! Her name is Damar Siaji.

    Anyway, write back, I work at NYU and would love to hear from you!

    Doug Donovan
    East Orange, NJ

  5. I am not in Kisumu right now. Too bad it would have been fun to meet up with your fiance. The idea of gay priest is insane. It goes against the holy scriptures.

    Have a great day and Merry Christmas

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