Sunday, June 17, 2012
South Africa Net Ball Team
The former office couple would purchase a newspaper from a street seller each Friday on their way to the office. We come down the same street and he asked us a week ago where his other friends were? We told them they went home to Arizona. He is really nice and not pushy so we decided to get a paper each Friday also - they are only 50 dollars - about 50 cents. So we got our first one this Friday and it had this article about the South African Net Ball women's team coming to Jamaica for a three game series. It was interesting to read - Jamaica Sunshine Girls are ranked 4th in the world, and South Africa is ranked 6th - I'm not sure there are 10 teams in the world, but whatever! So at the end of our long trip around the end of the island we stopped at a Grocery store for supplies for Sunday and in the parking lot was a broken down small bus and several blond girls sitting on the curb...we noticed that it said South Africa on the back of their tank tops - so I wanted to talk to them. Elder Smith went into the store but I went over and it was the South Africa Girls Net Ball team - I asked if I could take their picture and they all agreed and jumped up - then one said I needed to be in the picture also and I said I will look too old and short! Aren't they cute? They had lost the Friday game to Jamaica by 15 shots, and they play again today and then on Tuesday - i told them to win Sunday to make the third game more exciting!!