Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Don't worry, I have Narba

With Narba

Narba (who is over 70 years old!!!!) climbed over my 7 foot-tall mud wall last night at 10:45 pm because some of my neighborhood guys (Ayouba, Shaibou, Suleil, and Mustapha) thought they heard someone banging on my door. They wanted to make sure I was okay, but they didn't want to freak me out, so they woke up Narba to come check on me. I was fast asleep, oblivious to the world, until I awoke to Narba calmly asking me:

"Did some guys bang on your door?"

"Nooo-- wait, what is going on? How did you get in here? Are you OKAY???"

"I'm fine; I just climbed your wall is all. Now let me out and go back to sleep."

Turns out whoever it was didn't knock on my door at all, it just sounded like it. In case any of you ever still worry about me-- really, you don't have to.


Anonymous said...

Great story. Narba sounds incredible.

Si's blog said...

Nice to hear that there are great neighbors. Wonderful series of stories. Enjoy and learn from all of them.

slim pickins said...

GO NARBA!!!! that woman knows her super-power: Taking Care. This story makes me teary and tingly and grateful.

Ann said...

You must be very proud of Jessie, like the way I am proud of my son


How long is Jessie away for? When I was young in Sarawak/Borneo, in the 60s, there were peace corps here. My aunt "ran" away with one of them. She married him and went all the way to San Francisco.

You are spot on my whatzit. It is a goal post. I shan't post the confirmation just yet.

Patty said...

Beautiful photo and story. I know how the people you are working with can become attached and protective of you. And you, them. It always brought a tear to my eye when I had to leave the refugee camps.

Marilyn said...

I love this so much!

Anonymous said...

Very comforting for all us PCV parents to know how your Villagers love and protect you.....

PCV "Mom"