From the Village
As I passed the month
of August in the Village, I could tell you what is going on:
The son of Malek
Abdel Fattah El-Charif, Ahmad, got wed. The whole village plus many
others from Beireh, Ain Yaacoub, Berej, Tekrit, Akkar El-Atika etc. were
invited to a dinner party at “Jannet Arka”. The party gathered 1200
persons for a seated dinner. Congratulations to the newly wed.
Roger Hanna Bahsa
and wife, Jaquelin, with little daughter, Christina, are spending
their vacation in Bazbina. The good news is that Jakie is pregnant and
we do hope that she will have a baby boy.
Dr. Camal Hanna
Bahsa arrived two days ago from Santo Domingo for a short stay of
two weeks in Bazbina. We wish Camal a good stay with relatives and
Michel Julito Hazim
and wife Aida with son Julito, are also in Bazbina for a two weeks
visit from the Dominican Republic. Michel insisted in spending his
vacation in the village refusing to go anywhere else in Lebanon. The
climate in Ain El-Houwarah is very enthusing. He learnt from his parents
in Law a lot of skills. To quote few: Malban, Hsenboul, to collect nuts
from under the wallnut trees in Jerfeh, Dibes Remman, Dibes Remman etc.
Michel can return to his businesses in Santo Domingo with a full and
Nahima Nazih Bahsa
joined Michel and Aida in their trip from the Dom. Rep. I was surprized
to hear Nahima’s fluent Spanish. Nahima has always observed her weight
to make everyone jealous including myself.
Chemel and Gerjis
Hazim came from Valera, Venezuela, to spend the whole summer time in
Bazbina. Everyday Chemel is having a good supply of fresh figs and
Roger Mikhael Bitar
is getting wed at Bazbina’s St. George church on September 9th, 2001 to
Rania Nehmeh Haddad. Following the wedding ceremony, there will be a
dinner party at “Jannet Arka”. After spending their honeymoon, the newly
wed shall leave to Austin, Texas, the work place of Roger.
together with all his family and sons in law, arrived Bazbina few days
ago specially to attend the wedding ceremony of his nephew, Roger. To
list Hassan’s family: there is his wife Marina, his son Javier and
friend Mollie, daughter Souria and husband Dr. Kenneth Meckler, daughter
Yasmina and husband Mike Prendergast and daughter Laila. (PS. We should
start thinking seriously in investing in a motel business in Bazbina.)
Abdallah Hani Bitar
shall also be arriving from Kuwait to attend the wedding ceremony of his
cousin, Roger. We are looking forward to the completion of Abdalla’s 3
story villa in Bazbina in order to celebrate with a grand party.
Adib Merched Nassar
will be arriving Bazbina with his family from San Francisco on 11th
September, 2001. Everyone in the village is awaiting Adib’s arrival to
listen to his jokes and enjoy his humor. Adib, better known as “Super as
Usual” shall be spending 3 weeks among us. Aunt Nuhad is busy preparing
the Tripoli apartment and the house at Braj in Bazbina.
Ziad Paul Nassar
came from Los Angeles with a promise to spend a month time in Bazbina.
He is spending most of his time in Beirut and in Las Salinas. Ziad only
came half day to Bazbina. (PS we are reviewing his Bazbina Status??!!).
I should thank Ziad for the nice time he spent with me and with my
family while in LA.
Moufid and Nabiha
Khoury returned from a long journey from the US and the Dom. Rep.
They met Omar and Fayez, their sons, and all relatives in the Dominican
Rep. When we went to welcome their arrivals, we were offered all kind of
home prepared sweets and fruits including Riz Bhalib, Meghli etc.
Nehman Ward (Abou
Joud) had a third operation in his left foot. We wish that that will
end the pain felt in his foot for the past 4 years.
I spent much time with Abboud charting the Mansour family of Bazbina.
Also doing some research on the Nehmeh family and the Nassar family.
Marian Jamil Koussa.
Came with the family from Beirut to spend a week end. Going to bed at
night, she got a great present under the quilt. Guess what? A one meter
light-brown snake. Mimi could no longer sleep in that room and she moved
to the house. I wonder whether Jamil planted it there??!!