You know how some stories are just told, told and re-told? Well, the story of my first birthday in Senegal is one of those for us. Cal and Patty were our supervisors back in our public health instructor days of 2002-2004 (back before there was an ‘us’). For my birthday that year, they threw me a surprise party… but not just any surprise party – a Khady-look-alike party in which everyone dressed up as me… which was awesome.
I was also able to see two very special ladies on my birthday: Maye and Patricia. And Patricia made the best yassa ever. Ever, I tell you.
Such a great way to celebrate not-yet-turning-thirty.