personal narratives about our quick trip to england

With an extra photo or two.

(Trying on hats in a department store in Oxford)

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She wanted to do so much more of the historical stuff in London than we had time for. Also, for clarity, what she learned about a lot of Black people in England was that they identified themselves by the places from which they or their families had originally come — not all “West Indian”. They do not say “African-English” instead of “African-American”, which is what she was wanting to find out. (Also, I think somewhat to her disappointment — and possibly affecting her data — she did not speak to any people of color who had English accents. None of them had American accents, but they all, it seemed in our limited survey, had the accents of their homelands.)

Only Béla was not extremely discouraged with English eating by the time we were ready to depart.

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I love that he remembered the explanation about the jet stream.

I find myself kind of sad that their first trip overseas was so brief (and I was so distracted by my friend’s impending death). I am wanting to sit down and budget Scotland, because I’m ready to get over that way again as soon as possible and I think they are too.

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