Tuesday, March 07, 2006

When They Called This Guy The "Elder" I Believed 'Em

This gentleman is the Elder of the village of Sahibkheyl, in Parwan Province. He looked the part too.
He was fairly, er, vigorous in stating what his village needed to continue it's recovery (it had the living snot pounded out of it during the Taliban/Northern Alliance fight). A school, a school, a school. That was the refrain. They hoped a clinic could open in the area, and they would have appreciated another well - but he was really hitting the point on getting a school. I like it when the first concern of a village elder is for the children of his people. I think I see why he was the village elder...

6 Comments:

Blogger Cowgirl said...

I like this guy.

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Given the dust, the summer heat and the iffy-ness of clean water in Afghan villages, the housewifely part of me wonders how it is that the white clothing these gentlemen sport always looks not only neatly pressed, but dazzlingly clean. There must be genies working in their laundries.

11:00 PM  
Blogger Major John said...

No, just very hard working women.

5:46 AM  
Anonymous Shelleigh said...

I know anonymous!!! Scroll down and look at the picture of the gentleman's traveling hat!!!

God bless those women!

11:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haa.. Ha ..I wonder also. Of course I wonder about all of these people. There is so much $$$ there. Yet such abject poverty. It is the devils world, that is for sure.

9:23 PM  
Blogger Muslihoon said...

That warms my heart, indeed. Very nice to know leaders like him exist.

10:08 PM  

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