Daily Archives: March 1, 2009

Fellow Canucks I know in the Sultanate of Oman

Michael  Michael, who works in the chemistry department of SQU, and his wife, Joan, at the Good Shepherd Chapel in Ghala.  They are from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan!

Reminds me of a good joke…An American couple were traveling around Canada.  They got lost as the wife was driving and the husband was trying to read the map.  He said to his wife, “Pull over and I’ll ask that guy where we are.”  The American rolls down his window and asks the gentleman walking on the sidewalk, “Excuse me.  Where are we?”  The man smiles and says “Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.”  The American tourist rolls up the window, looks at his wife and says, “THEY DON’T EVEN SPEAK ENGLISH HERE!!”  ha!ha!   (Sorry, just had to tell that “Saskatoon” joke!)fellow Christians  Alfa Vold, on the right, is from Canada as well.  Her sister is living in Terrace, BC, and goes to my brother’s church!  What a small world, EH?!  Here she is with one of her good friends in Oman, Bridget, and Bridget’s mother, Crena, after the 11am service in Ghala on Friday.  Alfa is the only North American lady I know who is married to an Omani man.  An interesting story indeed!   If you’re interested in learning a little more about beautiful TERRACE, BC, my hometown in Canada, check out this 6.5 minute video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM7jDKD7MK0&feature=PlayList&p=E139D7591F4F7439&index=0&playnext=1

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Muscat and its Harbor by Charles Fouqueray

slaves in Omanin the harboranother harbor painting  “Charles Fouqueray, a painter with the French navy, visited Muscat in 1917 and again in 1921.  These visits inspired many of his paintings.  The set displayed in this collection depicts the activity at Muscat port in the beginning of the 20th century.”  (seen at the museum Bait al-Baranda)