Yes, The Sheet is susceptible to shameless acts of self-promotion. “Two Weddings, A Funeral and a Festival: How We At One Horse, Two Cows and One Sheep,” stories of travels in Kyrgyzstan, by John Walter and Nancy Petersen Walter, is the next Sierra Club evening program, set for March 20.
Join the Sierra Club for “Two Weddings, A Funeral and A Festival: How We Ate One Horse, Two Cows and One Sheet,”with pictures and stories of travels in Kyrgyzstan, presented by by John Walter and Nancy Petersen Walter, this Tuesday evening, March 20, at 7 p.m. in the Crowley Lake Community Center.
John and Nancy Petersen Walter, both Mammoth Lakes residents, have a love affair with the Central Asian country of Krygyzstan, dating back to 1990 at the University of Wisconsin where Nancy met Dinara Chochunbaeva while participating in a conference on Central Asian Studies at which Dinara was presenting a paper on Chinese Krygyzstan. Soon Dinara invited the Walters to visit her in Krygyzstan.
During the ensuing 22 years the Walters have made numerous visits, traveling extensively in Central Asia, staying in local homes, teaching English and world culture at institutions of learning, sipping lots of tea and enjoying the warm hospitality of Dinara and her family and friends.
In Mammoth, John and Nancy hosted three of Dinara’s children, Iskendar, Bakai and Altynai, while they attended Mammoth schools for one year each.
Potluck at 6:15 p.m. Bring a dish to share and your own non-diposable dinnerware. Program at 7 p. m. All are welcome!