I received your fax
and "thank you very much". While in Lebanon please remember me and try
to eat some of those green and delicious plums and almond with salt for
me. Don't forget to go and get some "zawba'e" and "hyiloon", the fun is
to pick them up yourself. This is a fun thing to do.
By the way I did it
when I went back to Lebanon in 1982. I wanted to pick up some hyiloon
and zawba'e myself. I went with one of my brother Michael's kid. It was
a rainy day and I left early. 30 minutes later Mitri followed us and he
brought an umbrella. when I saw him I started to laugh and I asked him
why the umbrella. He said his father Mikhael sent him with the umbrella
so I don't get wet. I sent him back and I told him to tell my brother
Mikhael I hope nobody in the village knew about it, so it will be the
story of my life: "Hassan went to pick hyiloon and zawba'e with an
For your information I
got a good bunch of hyiloon and 2 pockets full of zawba'e and Sarah
fixed them the Bazbina's style "ta'moton taht drassi"- my mouth is
watering as I am writing this.
Give my best to your
family and to all our relatives and friends. Happy Easter.