Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Laughter really is the best medicine...

I was going through some of the videos I've taken in the last year and these continue to make me smile. Hope they make you smile, too....

When Roger was working in Botswana, I got to know the wonderful people that worked in the camp kitchen. I would often bring in my laptop so the staff could call their family using Skype as there was no cell coverage, and their work schedule had them away from home for weeks at a time.

Oneilwe (which means "she's given") had never used a computer let alone as a phone and spoke mainly Setswana, so I had one of the ladies explain to her there would be a delay in hearing the other end and to speak slowly. As you can see from the videos, she just kept getting more and more excited, and spoke louder...and louder...and louder!
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And I bet we've all had days like this poor guy at the lawnmower races in Priest River...

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Riley Moe is a four legged character and you can almost see him think. I'm sure he was just humouring us by doing tricks, but he had us in stitches on a recent trip to Idaho...
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The Festival at Sandpoint is one of our favorite events of the year. It doesn't matter who the headline act is: the food and wine kiosks have incredible food, hearing music under the stars is special, and the people watching couldn't be better. There is a section set aside for dancers and this year there was a neat looking couple who just seemed to be in the moment...oh, to be so uninhibited to be able to dance like this!!!!

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As Charlie Chaplin once said, "A day without laughter is a day wasted."

Have a good one.

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