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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Matlabe's visit in Colorado - part 2

From: Jack Wilson

Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2011 4:39 PM
Subject: Matlabe's Sunday


Matlabe spent the past 2 days at a sheep ranch on the prairie East of Pueblo. I bought him some boots and he helped muck out the horse stalls, slopped the hogs, fed and fooled with the horses. His hosts took him to a ca.1870's trading fort on the old Santa Fe Trail with staff dressed in period clothing.


I gave him his choice of churches to attend (or none) and he elected a large evangelical fundamentalist Church of God. 500 in attendance, congregational singing accompanied by a piano, organ, 7 piece band and choir, hymns projected on a screen. It blew Matlabe away!


For lunch I took him to a Subway sandwich shop - he had never eaten a Subway. While we were eating a family threesome came in and sat at the table next to us. The older girl, about 25, was 6"1" tall & Matlabe commented (quietly, to me) about her height. I told them he is an African tribesman who had never seen a woman that tall. She asked if I had a camera - I did - she stood up, put her arm around Matlabe, and said "shoot".


This afternoon he is out flying in the private airplane of a friend, when he returns I will deliver hm to his hosts for the next 2 days. The woman is an elementary school teacher who will take him with her, she will take him to visit 2 other elementary schools including an International Magnet School whose Principal & students want to establish a pen-pal relationship with Matlabe's Ketane school.



W.Jackson Wilson,R.Ed.D.

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