Search: Jilib in 1966.. Celidheere posted it.
My PC group is dropping like flies. We are all near or over 80. Individuals are donating their photos, artifacts etc.to various institutions but mostly Stanford and the Somali Museum in Minnesota. I have given mine to the Museum of History and Art in Fairview, Utah.
The town is above 6,000 feet and the plateau to the east gets above 11,000. We can get snow in October and still have some on the ground in May. This is sheep and cattle country. The first crop of irrigated hay is cut the second week of June. Many families run their herds on the mountain in summer and on the West Desert in winter. Some years they have to supplement with hay, and others feed hay and some grain all winter. This can be six months.
I will be happy to answer specific questions, but Clubhouse is not of interest.
Okay have you been to Mareerey,Mugaambo,Hargeisa Yareey or just Jilib town? Also do you have more photos of the area that you haven’t posted yet.
What was your meals in Jilib? For breakfast, lunch and dinner ?
Any of you got serious food poisoning?
It seems like that Somalia has left you with big impression. Is it because you’re a reminiscing your youthful days ?
I ate lots of soor, mufo, rice and pasto, often Italian rolls with shah for breakfast. The meat was cheap but very tough, even fillet. I got a meat grinder to make hamburger for salisburry steaks and chile with the local diger. Laxoox and sambusa were occasional treats. My favorite breakfast was mufo with beer ari.
I had near daily diarrhea when eating with the other PC members at Taleex and threw up once after a meal with a Farsi family in Kismayu, but I never got sick from food in Jilib. The Somali food I got was always fresh and well cooked. I ate well.
Somalia greatly affected all of us. David Laitin and John Johnson made academic careers out of it. Half a dozen others maintain contact in the North and two were observers at the most recent election.
I still have contacts in the South, as you know.