Postcards from the edge

Postcards from the edge
Tales of (mis)adventure from abroad



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The Auguste Family comprises three of the billion faces currently living in extreme poverty. I am on the other statistical end, admittedly in the wealthiest 5%. They had invited me into their home, a shack built by Fritz, a proud husband and father, and jack-of-all-trades. His beautiful wife Adline – who has never gone to school a day in her life – had fed me – who has 13 years of university studies – cold beans & rice with a half-eaten chicken leg. As I was leaving, he insisted that I take 25 Gourdes, about 50 cents, to buy myself some candy he said.


There are 3 comments.

  1. comment number 1 by: Fanie

    Ahahah! Yannick t’as reçu des Gourdes en cadeaux !!! Yep, ils sont adorables, t’as vu leur sourire ?! Ils n’ont rien… rien de matériel mais ils sont tellement riches de coeur 8) Partager les quelques grains de riz et une patte de coq et voilà ça vaut 1000x le PFK *)*

    Ils t’ont accueilli et ils ont reçu de ta présence en retour.

    Haïti, Haïti Chérie

    Ti Peyi A -

  2. comment number 2 by: Joyce

    Very moving.
    All 4 of you are equally fine human beings.

  3. comment number 3 by: Dan Fournier

    It is often those who have the least who share the most. As for the rich: “Some people are so poor, all they have is money.”
    I’ve been to rural Costa Rica twice, and the people there have next to nothing but are the most generous (and happiest) people I’ve ever met. Goes to show where Western “values” have gone awry. Peace my friend.

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