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Below are some photos of Cathy's Ouahigouya house decorated for the holidays. I found some Christmas lights and a small wreath at a store in Ouagadougou, and with my computer, I made "Merry Christmas" signs in three languages: English, French, Mooré. Click for your copy !

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The lights were really bright and twinkly. They burned out kind of quickly during the two weeks I had them lit. Maybe I should have paid more attention when the package on my imported cheap lights said that they might melt if I took out the flashing bulb...



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Inside the house, you can see my little American-type Christmas tree (found in Ouagadougou) decorated with the lion my sister sent me, as well as the wonderful plaque given to me by friends here in Ouahigouya. It says something along the lines of "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year" in Mooré. An African nativity scene, complete with 2 wise men, rounds out my multicultural Christmas decorations.



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B.J. pauses for a photo opportunity in the cabbage patch during Christmas day visits to our friends Leopold and Brigitte
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<Cathy's great Christmas earrings from the US look terrific with my foulard (head wrap).


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