Surprise, Surprise! While we were in India on our recent trip we woke up one fine morning to THIS in the morning issue of The Hindu newspaper! Actually my mother-in-law woke ME up at 6 in the morning to show it to me! I know it was breaking news and all, but I could have waited another hour or so to see it…
We had attended a deaf rally the day before. (Although we almost didn’t make it, the three of us were traveling to the rally with a cousin’s family and we had a flat tire on the way there!) My MIL works as an English teacher at a local deaf college, and they were thrilled to have our whole family attend the “International Day of the Deaf” rally. I suppose we were the “International” part, which is why our picture showed up the next day. I have to say it isn’t the most flattering picture, because they stopped us and asked us to smile and show the sign for “I Love You,” but they had us facing directly into the sun, so I was squinting!
We had a good laugh, especially because they cut my husband out of the pic, and only his hand is visible. When Miss A saw it, we asked her who was in the pic, and she said her name and pointed to herself, then she said “Momma” and pointed to me, then she said “Da-da” and pointed to my husband’s hand! At which point, everyone cracked up.
We also showed up in a local Telugu paper, they were kinder, because all three of us were there, although in their photo my husband was in the middle of Miss A and myself.
What do you think, were we “news worthy” or just a spectacle?! (I tend to think the latter…)