Probably 5 out of 7 nights each week we served “tea” on our veranda to all who wanted. To them “tea” was any hot drink--we mostly served coffee and
The tea time was followed by singing, accompanied by guitar, or story telling. Sometimes the stories were silly stories that the younger guys had heard, sometimes we answered questions about our home countries, and other times we just talked about nothing much in particular, just enjoyed hanging out together. The really funny part was that even though we didn’t have a clock to watch, we usually called it a night about 10 minutes to 10pm every night. Somehow, no matter how we tried, we still didn’t get to sleep very early, so those roosters crowing under our house at 5:30am were NOT our friends!