We had a great week in Trapani. I am very fortunate to be in another area with very nice members. This past weekwe took a bus to Palermo for district meeting. As we were waiting for a city bus to take us to the church, an older man slipped right in front of me on some spilled gelato on the sidewalk. Thankfully he was okay, but very embarrassed and angry. He started going off on something in Sicilian until I told him I didn't speak it. He apologized and started to tell me in Italian that he had just spent over 10 hours in the hospital for something and now he might have to go back again. Then, on the bus, he began to fight with the ticket checker people about how he didn't have time to buy a ticket because he was in the hospital all day and night. All of this in Italian/mostly Sicilian and many hand gestures from a small man in a little sweater wearing a typical sicilian hat. Entertaining stuff.
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The next few days were filled with some lessons, haircuts, and English and Spanish course., there was a baptism of one of the member's kids. It was the first baptism I had seen in one of those portable set-up fonts but it was still a nice spiritual experience. Yesterday, we ate at a member's home. We had homemade lasagna, oil and vinegar salad, beef, a variety of fruits, chestnuts, and then homemade cannolis. I was stuffed.
Also ... it is very hot here.