Truvalen is the security guard next door. Our car is parked just over the fence from her guard house. The guard house is very small, about three foot square. It has louvered glass windows on four sides at the top. She puts newspapers on the windows for shade. I'm sure it gets very hot in there. She rarely gets a day off, and she is there from about 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. We talk to her all the time. We gave her a Book of Mormon, and she was so excited. She has read some, but she has some very strange ideas. She spent 20 years in the states. She lived in Chicago, and California. She came back to Guyana and taught school, and had another good job, but here you have to retire when you are 55. I think she gets a little pension, but now she is the security guard. She was an orphan, and she says that's why she talks so much. We enjoy our visits with her. She tells us about the holidays and local customs.
|I took this picture through the bars in the fence. It is the house next door. We learned a lot from Truvalen. Hopefully she learned some things from us:)|