Jennie proudly has this pic displayed, tacked next to her work station/sewing machine. From where I was sitting, looking at her while she worked on my jeans, it was as if I was staring at two Jennies – double vision Jennies, lol. I finally had to say something, she smiled contently knowing that I took this picture, and said that many people frequently comment on it … “my friend took it, he’s Canadian”, she tells them, lol!!
I paid for parking ( I know, eh, lol?!), pulled up a stool. My pants were done in a matter of minutes; girl’s got some serious seamstress skills … but, she wasn’t finished with me yet, and continued talking (teaching) for a good 20 minutes, maybe half an hour as I sat with ears wide open soaking in her vast knowledge. Today’s central lesson revolved around a scripture she had been reading in the Bible – her husband stopped what he was doing and hurriedly rushed over with TheGoodBook in hand, quickly leafing through to find/show me the passage she was referring to. It’s a parable from The Gospel of Luke … the rich man and Lazarus … and while I’m not a religious man, it was wonderful listening to her passionately explain it to me in her broken English. When Jennie talks, I listen!!