New Camera, Birthday Celebration, and Flat Wyatt goes Home
These are the photos of Elder Fabiano's birthday. He was in from Paata because of illness and we had the pleasure of making sure he got what he needed medicine wise and to take him for visits to the hospital for additional meds. The birthday photos are courtesy of Elder Walters as they were taken at our district meeting before we got our new camera. We are excited to get our new camera, thanks to our daughter in Mesa. She got it here as quickly as she could! It is great to have a camera again, so we are back in business.
Our grandson Wyatt (Flat Wyatt that is)has been here for a visit and we knew it was about time to get him sent back with photos. Here he is with his grandfather helping in the school library "mess". He was a big help in separating the good or keep-able items from those that were headed for the big discard pile. Notice he chose to keep the Algebra book!
He made a visit to Xaviar High School up in the hills. Here is next to the "Yap" Ut (gathering place with a thatched roof) and a piece of Stone Money that was widely used, anciently, on Yap! We took him in search of the "Temple of Doom" or something of that sort and he and his grandmother searched through the jungle and looked high into the hills, but alas, we did not find it! There are, however, many caves in those hills. The other photos are of the other Uts at Xaviar High and the spectacular view from that location looking out toward Tonoas.
Wyatt went searching for anything like a "Pirate Ship", as there are always pirate stories in the islands. If you take a close look, you can see that we spotted one resting sideways on the bottom of the shallow part of the lagoon. You have to look closely in the two pictures with his "Indiana Jones" grandfather, but you can see it. The other two photos are of the view from the hills.
We made one last visit to the Akoyikoyi school so he could see some Chuukese children in their learning environment. This is the second grade class at the school. Their teacher is from Australia and all teaching is done in English. They are a very active group and enjoyed having Wyatt with them. We knew that it was time to send Flat Wyatt back to his classmates in Mesa so that he could share his expriences with them.