This Is Just A “Warm-Up”–I Wanna Write About My Six Lived Months Lived In Amman–Updated & Had to Add: Arabia, Amman, Chapter The First: “Maggie”

Maggie and Hala Used to Sing This Song around The Office In Amman.

They Were So Charming!

I miss them so much!

(I Have Photos, But They are On My Broken Computer–

Shite!–

Why Is My Life So Diff-O-Kite?

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Jordan

How many women have I loved (and lost)???

Better Dust off that TI Calculator

I worked in Amman Jordan for six months.
(Parsons/Bechtel evacuated Iraq at the end of our project—USAID Rural Water Project)

We had completed all the ‘on-the-ground’-work.
Nothing left to do but finalize the paper-work.
We could do this in Jordan.

It was ‘safer

So said Parsons—No need to get anyone else kilt in Iraq—Made sense I suppose.

I protested.
To no avail.

I wanted to remain in Iraq.
Guess what?

My opinions did not matter.
So I flew to Amman.

Parsons maintained an office there.
Employed locals.

An aside/preamble:
Jordan has some of the most beautiful women in the world.

“Danger Will Robinson!”

–AKA Lance Marcom

I fell hard for one of them.
Working in that Office of Parsons’
Her name was Margarete
“Maggie”

She was, of course, an Arab.
But ‘Western-ized and Western- sized:

Meaning ‘Slightly Chunky.’

We fell headlong into love.

This was a monumental fuckup on my/her part.

I knew better—or should have—we both should have…

Known Better

We did, but we chose to ignore

The danger

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To Be Continued…

Later

Street Cred for Shared Vid: dcck123

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Some Smallish Added Value:

Dedicated To My Much-Missed Maggie:

If I Must Credit This, You Are NOT Paying Attention

2 thoughts on “This Is Just A “Warm-Up”–I Wanna Write About My Six Lived Months Lived In Amman–Updated & Had to Add: Arabia, Amman, Chapter The First: “Maggie”

  1. DFWSteve

    Sorry For your Loss..

    I have lost too many good women.
    Or… they lost me
    I cannot figger the dif–All the same end result anyway

  2. I had a “Maggie” once. Born in SD. Went to UT. Met her in Tokyo. Became friends. Smart and very well traveled.
    She moved to London; shared her apartment in Chlesea with me. She moved to Riverside, CT. I ended up in Memphis, then back in TX.
    She was one of a kind.
    Traveled to N Korea and Yemen. Solo.
    Sent me postcards from all over. 131 countries.
    Alas, she died three years ago of brain cancer. I recall lunch Greenwich about 6 months before that. Pleasant memory. But a prelude to a sad ending.

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