Dear ____ ,

Dear ____ ,

Sudden loud outbursts… It takes us a minute or two to figure out if you’re the sound of a million happy fans because someone just scored a goal at the last second of the soccer game, or if there’s a coup underway and riots are forming in the streets! It all kind of sounds the same at first…

Friends traveling in Puerto Rico, Italy and Miami… I think it goes without saying that I’ll be joining you on your journey this summer, living vicariously through you, thanks to the wonder of today’s modern social network. Eat lots of ice cream, wear fun hats, and don’t worry if it rains during your cruise. That’s what the indoor water parks are for! 

Vendor who acts offended, shocked, and rolls his eyes because the price we offered to pay was “way too low”… you’re the one who started “way too high” AND asked us what we would be willing to pay! What’s a person to do?

Mosquito net… thankfully, we haven’t seen a mosquito in our house in months! [One of the perks of dry season] But, we still, without fail, put you over our bed every single night. It’s almost like you’re an adult version of a security blanket. We feel lost without you hovering over us, protecting us from flying/biting/buzzing bugs. Let’s just keep this feeling between the three of us, okay?

Peppermint gum… I’m so thankful for you.

Neighbor guy… is it just us, or have you had that cough for like ten months now? Maybe you should get that checked out.

Living in {very} close quarters with our courtyard neighbors… if there’s one thing we can say about you, it’s that you certainly make life interesting!

Random and unknown-to-us tourist who came to Cap Skirring… I came across this video on youtube the other day. It was so fun to see this area through your eyes (even though we don’t know you from Adam), to catch a small glimpse of your time here, and to be able to share some sights of the Casamance with our family and friends!

Wednesday morning… I don’t think you can get any better than homemade pumpkin waffles, sausage, orange juice and coffee. Yum! Shawn, you.are.a-mazing!!

 Person who comes to the front door, knocks, and says, “C’est moi” (It’s me)… we don’t know who “ME” is! Please, please, please just say your NAME (or at least say more than two words).There are a lot of people who come to our door, and we just can’t seem to memorize the sound and tone of every person’s voice. Thanks for understanding! Love, “me”.

Okay! Now it’s your turn. Email us at with your own Dear Blank and our favorite will appear in next week’s post! Come on! Do it. It will be fun… we promise.

From our home to yours,


One thought on “Dear ____ ,

  1. Ha! I’m glad you are inviting participation because last week I was thinking of suggesting to you that you have a linky party (these I see on all the teacher & craft blogs I read) and have everyone link up their thoughts. Anyway, here’s my Dear ______ for the week: Dear Drivers Who Try to Pass Me on the Left When I’m Turning Left, I’d like to introduce you to the right side of the road and my car where you can pass freely without the potential of mortalling wounding both of us.

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