Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Kids In The Trees

The kids are pretty good about asking if they can climb our guava tree to pick an afternoon snack.  We joke about the fact that PNG children have no idea what ripe guavas are because they pick them as soon as they are big enough to eat.

I heard a cry for help and there was Emelton hanging precariously from a high branch.  As the tallest person there, I ran to help him and caught him as he fell.   One of the injuries that the doctors see often in the emergency room is broken arms from falls from guava trees!  In fact, Andy remembers one little girl a few years ago who managed to break both arms in one event!  Since both arms were in long-arm casts, she couldn't feed herself for several weeks.

The pictures here are reenactment of a real event!