Memorial Mass and Fellowship
Trip Start Jul 23, 2010
89Trip End Apr 17, 2011
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Where I stayed
Lunyinya Village, Uganda
As others start arriving, many come up to Jayne as she has met them at prior gatherings. She is now faced with the task of explaining to most of them who this white man is that is accompanying her. We trade some jokes (as best we can), and I was warmly welcomed and accepted.
The Mass was mainly in Ugandan, with Father Leonard and Deacon Josephat (Mummy’s brother) inserting some English versions for our benefit
Soda and beer were served, and then out came large containers of homemade banana beer and banana wine. Needless to say, Jayne and I did NOT participate in the homemade varieties! The food consisted of many of the traditional Ugandan fruits and vegetables along with beef and peacock.
After listening to family stories and more joking with male elders, Jayne, the girls, and I took leave and went for a walk to work off lunch! We arrived back at the house, took a nap, and did some reading before dinner. After dinner, we picked up where we left off the previous night’s movie of 12 hours (yes 12 hours in length, which looks more like a South American/Latin TV series with English sub-titles). As we were preparing for bed, Jayne pointed out the night’s star-studded sky. I see why she loves spending evenings in the open-air courtyard!