I want to be loving and it's nice to have
someone sprinkle a little water on you as a blessing but throwing a five gallon pail of water at you when you are going 40 miles an hour on a motorbike is terrorism.
To read stories written before about Songkran just clink on these links: SONGKRAN DAY ONE - SONGKRAN DAY TWO - SONGKRAN DAY THREE
About the only part of the holiday I did take part in was the whole family went
to Bang's house a few blocks away and had a Songkran dinner together. Bang is the young girl that got married last year and is expectant on May 7th. (Expectant was a term used in "I Love Lucy" many years ago.) You can read about Bang's wedding in the last half of a story written last
year by CLICKING HERE.
It was a nice time with Daeng's Mother blessing everyone
as the oldest in the family. (I think I'm older but that is another story.)
I did not take part in the ceremony as Daeng's Mother does not wash herhands after using the toilet. I won't eat anything she has cooked or touched. As a matter of fact, I have never seen her wash her hands.
The young kids all played in the fish pond that was cleaned out. They used it as a kids pool and had a lot of fun together. I did eat some Akha food that Daeng's Sister-in-law cooked and it was very spicy.
It was a fun time but I'm very happy Songkran is over.