Monday, December 1, 2008
Thank you to Mariel Connelly for the great Christmas "dough" and of course, for the dirt sample from the Phillipines. It was such a quick drop off that I didn't get all of the details, but Mariel sent me an email explaining about the dirt. Hundred Islands is located just off Alaminos City in the Phillipines. Her parents are serving an LDS mission there and she and her sisters got to spend some time with them over a short vacation. The ocean surrounding the islands is the South China Sea. The island that this particular dirt came from is called the Children's Island. People are forbidden to remove the sea shells and other items from the islands for fear of bad luck. Lucky for me, dirt wasn't included in the rules! Thank you Mariel!