I have literally got a backlog of hundreds of postcards (cue the guilty conscience), but there are only 24 hours in a day... and I'm a busy graduate student working a full time job. That said, when the urge to write strikes, I make time!
And I have Craig L. to thank for sending this posty from Benin while on a work trip with USAID - this was of course pre-partial-government-shutdown AKA the times we live in. He like hundred of thousand of his fellow federal colleagues are on furlough including his husband. They're doing ok right now, but if this goes on for much longer they'll have to consider doing chores for their bank to help with the mortgage. And having consulted with their respective personal lawyers on retainer, they've both been given the green light to proceed... with the services.
This postcard is cool on so many levels: geographically, personally, and temporally. The first two we covered. Temporal, here goes: This postcard was the last postcard sent to me in 2018 and the first postcard I received in 2019. How cool is that? Well, I think it's cool, and I'm sure Craig thinks it's cool now. It also took a month to get to Washington, DC!
So, Craig - I hope you enjoyed your visit to Ganvie. The history sounds amazing. Appreciate your pick from the "gift shop" - thank you! I got your postcard.