Jolly Laughter Was Offered at the Visa Office

August 31, 2009 at 8:02 pm 1 comment

In today’s cool, misty morning, Maria called a taxi to take me to meet her at the Visa Dept. The Chief of  SG Visa Dept. came to speak to us.  Laughing casually, he said, “It was all a mistake!  The Border Patrol did not inform us of your departure.  The information came in today’s computer report.”

Not a word was spoken about the harassment of my friends, or the accusing people of lying about my whereabouts, or the accusing me of disobeying their orders.  It’s over.  Let’s move on.  That is pretty much the attitude of some in governments most anywhere in the world.

Moving on, yes.  Maria will help gather the info needed to apply for a long stay visa.  Also, I’m dealing with finding what is needed for the house.  I spent the afternoon looking at, making notes about what is available at the Dept. Store.   Tuesday afternoon, Reka and Andrea will take me shopping for bathroom fixtures. Thursday afternoon, we hope to purchase light fixtures if they are available in the store.  The furniture I looked at today has to be ordered…delivery time?  Four weeks.  And, it costs in dollars about what it would cost in the States!   I hear there is a used furniture store where you can sometimes find good furniture at low prices.

HOW ABOUT SOME GOOD NEWS? — God blessed me by helping me pass along excellent used clothing to 6 teens/young adults, who were throw away children, and now live in a city apartment…provided for by the Social Welfare System.  These young people are finishing high school and university, getting jobs, having a life!  They, their house mother, Maria, and I say to you who gave the clothing, “Thank you!”  — Anne

“100 Little Thoughts about Man, God and Society” – a collection gleaned from 49 years of conversations Dan had with Dr. Dick van Geet, our former neighbor in Utrecht, Holland.

“RECONCILIATION

Already the birth of Christ was the symbol of the reconciliation of man and God. The mere fact of the combination of the divine and the earthly in one body symbolized the end of the rupture between the two.

RICHNESS

1. Richness and polygamy have in common that in both cases you occupy a more than proportional part of the world.

2. Some people buy everything hoping eternal life will be among it. (Tennessee Williams was right.)

(to be continued)

Budapest Church of Christ Men's Group encouraged me.

Budapest Church of Christ Men's Group encouraged me.

St. Matyas Tower built without modern tools is still standing 700+ years later.

St. Matyas Tower built without modern tools is still standing 700+ years later.

The beautiful Hammersmith Chain Bridge over the Danube River with Hungarian Parliament building in the background.

The beautiful Hammersmith Chain Bridge over the Danube River with Hungarian Parliament building in the background.

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  • 1. Sherrie Hammond  |  September 14, 2009 at 2:54 am

    This is gorgeous and amazing! Thank you for sharing these photos and your thoughts.
    Sherrie Hammond

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