Sunday, October 23, 2011

It’s pretty quiet here, but something interesting is always happening



by Geoffrey Heard

The latest local production in the baby stakes is getting ready to walk. I was somewhat surprised to hear her parents say they would make a walking frame for her.

I had a vision of my 80 year old friend with his walking frame… No not quite right, and how would you make one anyway in a PNG village? Your typical toddler “walking” thing in Australia (and a lot of the rest of the world) is a brightly colored plastic vehicle with wheels, flashing lights, raucous sound, and a seat so the toddler can thrash around the legs and at some point, get an idea that they don’t need the machine. Even less likely for village production.

I strolled down to the haus kuk for a cup of tea a little later and saw the walking frame in the final throes of construction.

It turns out to be some sticks garnered from nearby brush cut to the preferred length then hammered into the ground and horizontals lashed to it. Baby was on to it in a flash.

When she’s walking freely in a week or so, the sticks will join the kitchen firewood heap. Too easy.

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This material is copyright © Geoffrey Carrascalao Heard 2011. The opinions and comments in this article are his own.

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