This and That
Today, Matthew wanted a grilled cheese and banana sandwich (which he didn’t get)
On our way back from Bethany Children’s Home, he saw an old woman coming out of the clinic. He gazed at her and asked what happened to her teeth. When she said that they had been pulled out, he asked if she would be getting new teeth. (Many of his friends these days are sporting the toothless smiles of six year olds so he thought the same was happening to this old lady. He was so sincere!)
How many times do you all eat rice in a single week??? What is your normal “starch” of preference? It seems that we eat rice at least three times a week, and that doesn’t include eating left-overs. When I’m in the states I can go a month without rice appearing on the menu even once!
I learned the other day that the French word for “pen” isn’t “plume”. Does anyone out there know what it is? I’ll tell you in another blog.
I also learned how “American-centric” I am when I insisted to Jonathan, our Salvationist friend from France, that Bic was an American company. Wrong!!! After a short websearch I learned that it was invented by a Hungarian who produced it in Argentina and then sold the patent to a French man named Bich and a French company. He shortend it to “Bic” because he didn’t want non-French speakers (i.e. Americans) to pronounce his name with a “t” after the “i” and before the “ch”. I apologized to Jonathon for my assumptions.