Wednesday February 14th, 1979
This morning M.G. went to the Finance Division meeting. He ate at the assembly and was gone all day. I went to the market and bought bananas, tomatoes, peas and the lady gave me a cabbage head. I got a case of cokes and 2 packets of bacon. Then at the assembly I got a chicken, a ½ block of cheese, and a case of toilet paper. I’m getting ready for a long week-end. I went for my 1 hour of Swahili at 1:30pm. After I got home I made 2 apple pies and 2 jars of apple butter from the peelings and cores. Tonight Janet Dillard and Ginny Adian came out to make a phone call to Nyeri and to watch “Rich Man Poor Man” on our T.V. I sold them each 1 kilo of the apples that I had bought in town.
Dad left early and was gone all day at a meeting. I hope for his sake he wasn’t planning a romantic night out with Mom because that seemed to not be in the cards. Mom went on a shopping trip to stock up for the long week-end. As I read the list of provisions I can’t help but laugh. I understand most of the purchases because Mom was sure I would be bringing home a friend from school. But I am thinking with that ½ block of cheese the last thing we are going to need is a case of toilet paper. Maybe those apples were a bit on the green side…
Mom is the true model of the woman mentioned in Proverbs. She provides for her family’s needs and still has enough produce left to turn a nice profit.