Wednesday, May 25, 2011
I Heart AR!
This is a picture of HelpArgentina's logo - the organization that matched me with my IPSP partner organization.
It reminded me of the joke that I have with the couple that I've been staying with for the past five nights.
On our first night at dinner, the señor asked me if I knew where the name of my own state came from. I told him 'no' with a little hesitation. He told me that it was named for our mutual friend, Sr. L, who lived in Argentina for a while before moving to the States. So, the United States has a Kansas, yes. But it also has an ARkansas, or Argentina's Kansas!
I told him, as an Arkansan, I never knew that. But that it must mean he and I have something in common! It may not be the funniest joke out there, but it was the beginning of several that we've shared over the past five days, so it's my favorite.
I'm so fortunate to have been able to stay with a family for a few days while I got acquainted with the city. It was nice to have people fuss over me and look after me like a grandchild. I'm so thankful for them for opening up their home to me, and to Sr. L for introducing us!