Tuesday December 5th, 1967
This morning we took the boys downtown to look around some for Christmas. We took them out to dinner for steak. This afternoon Alan and Ken played with Tim and Jim Cummins. M.G. and I went back to town to do some more shopping and over by the Holloways to get our gun from the safe there. We went by the Publications office to see Dixon Wanje. He bought us a Fanta orange. Tonight Oscar and Norma Borden spent the night here with the Ogles too, so this made Baptist, Church of God, and Church of Christ sleeping all under one roof.
Choices for Christmas shopping were somewhat limited in Kenya. However there were enough stores around to make Alan and I drool like Pavlov’s dogs. Perhaps that is why once we got the shopping done Mom and Dad treated us to a steak dinner.
While Alan and I were otherwise occupied Dad and Mom went back into town for some serious shopping. I don’t know if the gun was to keep Mom out of the stores or the other shoppers at bay while Mom got the good deals. Actually we were going hunting the next day and Kenyan law at the time said you could only have a gun out of the gun safe the night before the hunt.
It seems we were a house divided this evening. Contrary to popular belief different denominations can coexist in peace under the right circumstances. This lends some credibility to one of my long held beliefs about denominations as a whole. God is more interested in getting you into the house of the saved, once you are there then you can decide which room you want to spend most of your time in.
On a completely different side note, today is my 20th wedding anniversary who would have thought that someone who had a choice would tolerate me for 20 years on purpose.