We loved to eat together

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We’re so happy to welcome a new writer from Africa. Ina Mina’s native language is French. She is currently learning English with The School Inside. She has 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren. Welcome, Ina Mina!

MANY years ago, when I was a little girl we used to live in one of the biggest cities of my country. My siblings, our neighbors and I loved playing in the backyards of our houses. People in our neighborhood were warm and friendly. Despite the reminder to be careful and to stay home given by each parent, we children were stubborn. We always loved to meet when we could. We took turns meeting in each friend’s house to play. 

    Some days with some friends, we used to take turns eating at one of our houses. When that day came, I would save part of my lunch and then, after lunch with my family, I discreetly took some of my lunch to my friend’s house where we ate in secret so our parents would not know. 

     When I was ten years old, my parents gave a big party for the occasion. They gave me a big baby doll which could walk and sing. The baby doll had long dark hair, a green dress with white belt, dark shoes, and white socks.  —Ina Mina

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