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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Road Travel in Salone: "It no easy"

Email from James Mansaray to Vicki Hicks
August 2010

"Hello Mama,
Good morning. Sorry I could not say much last night when we talked, I  was so tired after that long trip. We didn't get here till 8:30 PM. A long trip with few stops. 

A terrible car accident at Rogberi bridge so we stop.

 You know this bridge, this is the bridge that Fr. Seraphim always gets out of the car to pray across it as he walks over it. 

 Every time I cross it I have fond memories of him walking over it, beads click, click, clicking. 

 I remember last time as I waited by the car

for all of you to get across by foot, 

you and I snapping each others pictures.  So fun.

It is not a surprise that there is an accident on this bridge. 

 We see evidence of wrecks most of the times we cross it.  Damaged cars hanging all over the bridge.

   This time we happened upon as the accident was fresh. 

Those involved were going for a wedding and unfortunately the car lost brakes and almost ran in to the river.

 So many wounded and the Groom burst his eyes. 

Today we plan to do rice and tomorrow we are taking medication to Sanu's sisters village etc. Maybe Kamasorie later but will keep you posted, ok?

Love to Father and all.