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September 11, 1976

Dear Mom,

…. All is quiet here. Since we are twenty miles from the nearest trading center, Yabello, it is much more isolated than even Kijungu was. As I mentioned before, I have a tent set up in one of the Borona encampments and spend some time each week there. The language is coming – I’m beginning to be able to get by on very ordinary things.

Couple of weeks ago we bought a young cow to fatten up and slaughter in a few months. It’s gotten so much attention that it is fatter already and jumping around like a colt. One thing, it gets as much water as it wants.

Took a few pictures of the village, will send them on to you ….

Love,

Ned

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