Life’s Little Surprises

I was opening letters at work on Friday and was a bit surprised when I saw this stamp on a letter from Albania. Apparently 50 Leke is worth about 5 cents.I’m not sure what the connection between young Harry and Albania is but I suppose it beats a portrait of ex-King Zog.

And on scrawled on a sign at the entrance to Via Appia Antica was this rather touching plea – though given the speed with which on coming traffic approaches the marito would have to have keen sight or be, like us, on foot.

To my husband from your wife – I love you – come back.

And my first thoughts about how this sign outside a restaurant should be translated had me wondering if as advertising it was just a tad defeatist. However Qui nun se more ma does not mean – as I first thought – No one dies here anymore..
What it means, very loosely translated, is: Here no one will starve to death.

Silly observations that suggest perhaps I should get a more interesting life but ….

7 marzo – Santi Perpetua e Felicita

Author: Willym

A senior with the heart of a young'un

2 thoughts on “Life’s Little Surprises”

  1. I love you little translation better..in fact if I ever open up a bar I am going to put a sign up that says, no one ever dies here….

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