I lived in Nigeria as a little girl. What I remember is mostly lack of electricity. N.E.P.A. used to take off
electricity at night most of the time. So, people mostly used candles or lanterns to see. Then you had to
brace yourself loud noises of those that could afford generators. Also, one had to be careful not to be burnt by the lanterns. When there was no light, thieves used to steal the cars and tires. People had to buy a device called Kestin Nut to secure the screws of their tires. There were lots of parades on the streets. People would typically scream “Ole!”, “Ole!” which means “Thief!”, “Thief!”
The food there was pretty nice and food preparation was a main event in the kitchen. You would have to
lick your hands when you ate food there, as most of the snacks they had were eaten with your bare
hands. An example would be puff-puff and suya meat.
Also, when you bought something very expensive like gold jewelry, you have to keep it where no one
else will be able to find it. There were a lot of times men would come to your house late at night to steal
if you were known to be doing very well. But now, there were places to go to get your hair very nicely done–woven, threaded or attached.
By Synapse House Member, Stephany E.
At our house it was very cloudy and it was almost impossible to see the eclipse. We went outside and
checked the sky. The clouds were very thick, but it was possible to see the sun as a faint circle through
the clouds. I put on my eclipse glasses and looked to the sun. As the clouds lessened, it was possible to
find the sun and experience the eclipse. I was able to see a small shadow start to creep across the sun
and gradually cover more and more of the sun. Unfortunately, the clouds were too thick to see most of
the event,but they lessened for about thirty seconds so that we could experience seeing the actual eclipse. It was quick, and the shadow kept moving. The sun was totally covered down state by Carbondale and there thousands that experienced the phenomenon. The total eclipse will happen again in seven years at the same and not again for a very long time. I consider myself to be very lucky to have witnessed that special event.
Story by Synapse House Member, Tom W.
We are super excited to invite you to come taste our delicious baked goods and grab a cup of coffee or juice at our open house on Thursday , August 24th from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
[Photo Credit Mark Busch]
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Make sure you stop by our tent at the Elmhurst Farmers Market at 515 S York St every Wednesday from 7am-1pm to purchase delicious baked goods for a great cause! Also, you can place orders for pick-up at our location at 561 N. York St.Elmhurst, IL.
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