Saturday, October 2, 2010

Dorothy (23)

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This blog post contains pictures of the author's mother, Dorothy, who at the time of the trip was 86. She accompanied the author to all the villages in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire and rarely complained.


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Dorothy in the village of Abekro, Côte d'Ivoire. 2010.

2) Abidjan01_Mom.jpg
Dorothy waiting in Abidjan before boarding plane for Casablanca for the return trip. Mom, cheer up! Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, 2010.

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Dorothy with Evariste's mother in Port Bouet.
Port Bouet, Côte d'Ivoire, 2010.

4) Bouake01.jpg
Dorothy drinks coconut milk.
Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire, 2010

5) Bouake05.jpg
Dorothy standing in front of weavings.
Bouake, Côte d'Ivoire, 2010.

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Mom watches a young man weaving.
Bouake, Côte d'Ivoire, 2010.

7) Broguhe16_MomN2Wives.jpg
Mom poses with two of the chief's wives.
Broguhe, Côte d'Ivoire.

8) Djahakro_CocoaStand04.jpg
Mom poses with young men of Djahakro--in a cocoa grove.
Djahakro, Côte d'Ivoire, 2010.

9) Djahakro_MomSugar_med.jpg
Dorothy eats sugar cane. This is one of the best of sugary treats --highly prized by children in the tropical world.
Djahakro, Côte d'Ivoire, 2010.

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Mom in Grand Bassam.
Grand Bassam, Côte d'Ivoire, 2010.

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Mom N Monkey in Monkey Village, Côte d'Ivoire. Just south (?) of Issia.

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Mom and I ate lunch at this restaurant overlooking the Atlantic. It was Ramadan, so all restaurants were closed. We were lucky to find this one that catered mostly to Westerners. A French couple was at a neighboring table. They were visiting Casablanca to get their teeth worked on, as French dentists cost too much.
Casablanca, Morocco, 2010.

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Mom meets a young man from Ghana who shares his hat with her. We are walking through a souk or market. Mom was rather nervous at being surrounded by so many people.
Casablanca, Morocco, 2010.

14) NY07.jpg
Swedish lady stands with French lady.
New York, NY, 2010.

15) NY08.jpg
Mom with James and Juliet, who now lives in Istanbul with her husband, Cem.
New York, NY, 2010.

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Mom is welcomed to the village of Pezoan by passing a rooster around her.
Pezoan, Côte d'Ivoire, 2010.

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Mom says good-bye to Pezoan. She is standing next to the village chief.
Pezoan, Côte d'Ivoire, 2010.

18) Yamoussoukro27.jpg
Mom and Tom standing at the wall surrounding the dome of the Basilica, "Notre Dame de la Paix"
Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire, 2010.

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Mom with a weighty dome of the Basilique Notre Dame de la Paix over her head.
Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire, 2010.

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Mom inside the Basilique Notre Dame de la Paix.
Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire, 2010.

21) Bosumtwi02.jpg
Mom at Lake Bosumtwi
Lake Bosumtwi, Ghana, 2010

22) CapeCoastCastleMom2.jpg
Mom on the ramparts of Cape Coast Castle.
Cape Coast, Ghana, 2010.

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Suzanne Angell, Mom, and Peter Sewornoo
CRIG (Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana), located in Tafo

24) Ebekawopa32.jpg
Ebekawopa, Ghana, 2010.
Dorothy visits Ebekawopa.

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