It has been a long time since we have had a large group at Wat Opot… but today the COVID jinx was broken by a visit from the HATTHA BANK management and staff.

It took a lot of work getting the grounds and stage back in shape, but most of the children were excited about meeting new people again and so they did not mind the work all that much.

I did my usual worrying about all the possibilities of things going wrong or children misbehaving but in the end, everyone did very well and everything went as planned.

Fortunately, Mr. Ouen did the opening introduction and all I had to do is sit on stage and look like I understood everything being said.

They left us with a good supply of rice and condiments as well as sandwiches, coke, and fried chicken for each of the children.

Mask and alcohol, which we use a lot of, were also in their donation, and although we have not had any request for cremation in the past two weeks, 2 cases of the new virus have been found in the country… so we are not sure of what the future holds.

It was a good day for all of us, and we are very grateful to the very well-organized HATTHA BANK staff for their interest in supporting us.

Thanks for dropping in on us.

The Partners and all of the Watopotians wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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