Monday, November 15, 2004

It's ME

Hello everyone,
Well, little did you know but I've only been ghost writing my last two posts. My brother Paul was kind enough to re-type them and post them for me.
Now, as a result of some miracle I'm sitting at a super-fast computer and am able to write to you myself.
All is well here in Nigeria. As I said before we are in the middle of the summer/dry season. It will be over in about a month at which time I've been promised "cold weather". We'll see about that.
My classes are going very well. Right now I'm teaching about the organization of life... you remember- kingdom, phylum, class... species, the digestive system of a grasshopper, and ancient egypt. what a combo. i'm also working at identifying the students here with special needs. this is proving to be quite a challenge... culture differences account for most of the issues, along with the fact that i'm assessing them in their second language. any teachers out there know that this is a big no-no, but what can i do?
Teaching has been really great because it is helping me to get to know the students by name. I'm also working with the debate team to prepare for a presentation on the 22nd. The topic is military vs. civilian rule. Although I know NOTHING about this topic I am an expert argue-er as those who know me best know! :)
Ok, I miss you all very much and hope to keep writing as regularly as possible.
oh... here's a ps for Sarah Nickel... yes... the albino boy is my friend.


At November 15, 2004 at 6:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Angela! By now you know it was me trying to call you last week. We had a great talk when I finally got through to you. I got your e-mail from your dad. Things are certainly sounding a little better/easier/???
Keep your foot wound clean and bandaged well. Tape it closed if you can. Someone from SEAS parish called today and asked how you were doing. I'm sending Fr. May a suitcase full of goodies(batteries,DEET,batteries,food, batteries,etc...). I'll try to call this week. We are all praying for you and your work. Tell Fr. Gerard that I have left a message for the webmaster to modify the website as he suggested. Haven't heard back yet. Peace,Paul & Carol

At November 16, 2004 at 4:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow - after reading Paul's message, how is your foot wound? How did it happen? By the way, the patron saint of wounds is St. Rita of Cascia.
This may be a silly question, but after teaching during the day, do you get to interact with the children during the evening hours? Have you played your guitar?
I'm with you, as for colder weather - define "cold"!
Remember on Tuesday evenings, our prayer group prays for Fr. Gerard, you and the DFO.

At November 16, 2004 at 6:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, St. Rita of Cascia, Please pray for the complete healing of our dear Aunty Angela's foot!!
Caroline is on my lap and she says, "say hi to Anga! I luv you Anga, I luv you!"k bbbbbhh ddddfdddedeewqq223
(she wanted to type, too)
Wow, Science, Biology and History. You are quite the woman! Have you disected grasshoppers? Made any pyramids?
love you!!
rita & caroline

At November 16, 2004 at 10:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo Angela
What a trooper,,foot injury and I have to show everybody or at least tell when injured....we will have to apply for purple foot award in case you ever run for President (little election humor...,you had to be there). I am super slow at my super fast computer..not sure how it comes out on your end..chkl
Still a prayin for you and your feet too..though not sure of patron of feet....St. Pediatricus maybe huh ....larry and rhea

At November 18, 2004 at 5:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Angela!!
It's Kathy! Just wanted you to know that I've been praying fo you! It sounds like you are doing wonderfully! Those kids are so lucky to have you as their teacher!!! Love ya!!


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