On Wednesday Orin and Eli went over to Andrew’s house to make slingshots. His 13 year old son Anthony had cut some tree branches for our boys that were the perfect Y shape for making slingshots. They all then went to the store together to buy some elastic slingshot material and then they used the leather from some old boots to finish off the holder for the rocks. They had a great time together and have some great weapons to show for it.
Then we were leaving today, Andrew’s son Anthony gave Orin a bright orange Vanuatu t-shirt and in a little hat he handed over a little baby parrot he had found earlier in the day. They had clipped its tail feathers so it could not fly away and wanted to know if Orin could have it. We had to explain that there is no way we could bring it with us but then I felt bad and brought it to the boat. After everyone took pictures with the beautiful parrot we went back in the dinghy to return it to Anthony to take care of it. I asked them if they had a name for the parrot and they said no. So I offered them the name of “Orin”. They said that it was perfect and that Orin can stay behind with them.