RUTH: Daddy, I need to tell you about something.
ME: OK, what?
RUTH: Come sit over here. [Pats the ground in front of the gate to the Fulbright House, and we sit] Do you know about this place? DREAMLAND! [Her eyes go wide and she spreads her hands in front of her dramatically] It's the place where you can see anything you want to.
ME: What do you see there?
RUTH: I see... DORA! No. I have a little one, she doesn't understand Dora yet.
ME: What should I dream about?
RUTH: You should dream about... coming home to see me at Christmastime!
RUTH: And Channukha.
Apparently, she'd earlier had a conversation with my Dad, where she told him that she saw Mommy in Dreamland (she's been here, without Melissa, for about 2 1/2 weeks for those not following along at home). And then she told him that he could dream about Great-Grammy (who died last year - she's been asking/talking about death a lot... it's been that kind of year).
I promise, I will fill you in on other stuff that's been happening here in Ghana soon. She left with my parents about 2 hours ago, so I'll have nothing but time for a while.