Sunday, July 26, 2009

Inspection Day

My Flower Garden Ready for Inspection

Women Sweeping Grass Clippings

The pitch is feverish as entire families prepare for the monthly inspection by the Village Women’s Committee. Grass is cut and then swept up. Weeds are pulled by hand from gardens, roads, and walkways. Bushes are trimmed. No one wants to be fined or worse yet thought of not keeping the village looking beautiful. This is Samoa at what I once considered asinine and now join the frenzy to make sure my little flower garden passes muster.

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