Hey, you guys,
Thanks to some of you for writing in your embarrassing dining stories, which we enjoyed so much (and which Don especially very much appreciated). I am copying a few here. The names have been deleted to protect the innocent.
Hello Don and Era,
We both enjoyed your travelogue. Especially enjoyed the story of the unshucked shrimp! I have a similar story of a pea being sucked into the nasal cavity accidentally, and then exiting in a sneeze and landing on the plate of the Duchess of Something or Other. And being terribly polite, she simply ate around it.
Vicarious travel is great, and such a bargain.
Dear Era and Don,
It's great being on your travel blog. It is almost like being there. Don's shrimp faux pas is the kind of thing I usually do. But usually mine involves spilling a glass of wine (red of course) on my dinner partner (usually a woman and always her glass since I don't drink).
You may remember the story of my waitressing days: when holding a tray overhead to clear some passing diners, I inadvertently allowed a full plate of enchiladas to slip off the tray behind me, landing on the unsuspecting head of a businessman who was in the middle of a business lunch. It proceeded to slither down the back and front of his gray suit. His fellow diners got a good laugh out of it and thankfully he had a sense of humor also. I was mortified.
Thank goodness for good humor,
Era and Don
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- Donald and Era Farnsworth
- Donald and Era Farnsworth are collaborators in art and life. Married over 30 years, they co-direct Magnolia Editions and The Magnolia Tapestry Project, based in Oakland, California. Both artists are products of the SF Bay Area. Shortly after receiving his M.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1977, Donald Farnsworth met Era Hamaji. They married and immediately set out for Dar es Salaam, Tanzania where Donald designed and helped build a handmade paper mill while Era worked with artisans, teaching and developing new craft products lines. In 1980 the Farnsworths returned to California and were founders of the art projects studio Magnolia Editions, known for its innovative techniques and innumerable collaborative projects with artists.
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