Monday, May 28, 2012

Along the Road to Nairobi from Ongata Rongai



Roadside nursery.


And more traffic. Always traffic.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

The Four Wedding Cakes

This wedding had four cakes. These were ginger cakes iced to look like two baskets and two jars. 

First the bride feeds the groom a piece of cake.

Then the groom feeds the bride.

Then the bride give the groom a drink to wash it down.

And, the groom does likewise.
Then the parents have to to be fed by the bridal couple. Here is Linda feeding Gavin's cousin who stood in as his father.

And of course Mama Della gets a piece.
While Gavin feeds the father and the uncle of his bride. (Linda's mother died when  Linda was young.)

Mama Della is presented with a cake to take home. 
Linda's father also receives a cake to take home.
The fourth cake goes to the pastor who performed the ceremony.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Training Your Children

At the reception of Gavin and Linda's wedding there was much that went right past me because I didn't understand the language. Fortunately many of the people speak English and were able and willing to translate bits and pieces.

This entertaining fellow called up several of the children and taught them new meanings for words and had them believing exactly what he wanted them to believe. Moral or the story: train up your children in the way that they should go. (Of course since I didn't understand the language, there could have been a whole other thing going on that I haven't a clue about.)

Aren't they adorable?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Time for wedding speeches

A speech from the friend.

The uncle of the bride.

A wise and Godly woman, Linda's boss.

The singing cousin.

The Nigerian cousin of the groom

The Canadian spiritual mother of the groom.

And Lydiah.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Dancing the couple into the reception

Traditionally the couple leads the procession of guests into the reception area to celebrate the marriage. So we all lined up behind the bride and groom and danced (some of us better than others) them into the hall.