The wedding hall was very nice and had the most luxurious bathrooms I have seen in a public place in Libya. Now laugh all you want , but it is no fun to go to the toilet in a public place ! There is usually a foot of water flooding the floor and if you have a long trailing gown , you are doomed to get it wet somewhere . This place had a real bathroom attendant to make sure there was plenty of necessities on hand , and NO WATER on the floors . Now that is fancy , smancy if you ask me !
I haven't been to a family function in sometime where all the family was present .I was amazed at how so many of my friends had aged . Of course I still look like that 20 year old that they meet so many years ago ! I had to laugh at myself and a old friend as we waddled toward each other like penguins on legs that now have arthritis , when we used to be the dancing fools of the group ! And how all the little girls have grown to be beautiful young women , graceful and lovely . I sat later wondering how and when did all these changes take place . On the plus side to all this , age does have it's advantages as I found out . You are not expected to get up and help , and everyone comes to you to say hello . Now that's ok . I was so proud of my family and their children , their generosity to their guests , their sharing their happiness with others, and the love that was present for all to see .
So , that's how I spent my 4th of July this year in Tripoli , Libya . Hope yours was spent with those you love and care for , filled with happiness .