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June 2021 Issue

Funniest Thing

This month’s winner is MARY HESSE JENKINS of Santa Rosa, California:

Many years ago, I hitchhiked from Egypt to Morocco with my boyfriend. In Nabeul, Tunisia, we were picked up by this fellow about 30 years old. His English was only fair, but he mentioned something about Christmas and having a wife and two babies and not much money.

Calling All Readers! Responses...

"In the late ’80s, my husband and I were staying at a gîte (B&B farmhouse) in France, and the hostess asked if we wanted to have table d’hôte.

" 'What’s that?' I asked. She said that they would provide a meal at a reasonable cost. I asked what kind of meal and how much it cost. She said it would be $20 for two, and that day’s menu was ratatouille."

(excerpt from Robin Baron's letter)

Sun going down behind seven huge, cantilevered fishing nets in the island of Vypin.

"My wife, Cynthia, and I were in Morocco anticipating joining the tour 'Morocco: Sahara & Beyond' with G Adventures ... scheduled for March 16-30, 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic struck."

(excerpt from John Norton's letter)

Woman sitting on luggage.

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