Sunday, August 12, 2012

Republika Srpska

Working today with Zarko's and my "Vampires & A Reasonable Dictionary," I got out my notebook from our trip up the Drina River Valley and found a good joke, a photo, and a document—along with some notes.

Mujo and Hasso story

Foca, bridge destroyed by a bomb from a NATO jet -- photo by Thomas Deichmann

Who bombed that bridge? the man asks me. We did, I say.

A visa allowing me to enter the Republika Srpska for "humanitarian reasons."

A fine fish dinner in Bajina Basta: clockwise--I, in the foreground, then Zlatko, then the host, Thomas Deichmann, Peter Handke, the hostess, the historian, and the blessed owner of the bus firm who arranged to have my lost notebook returned -- photo by Zarko Radakovic


* said...

all the best for your birthday, mr abbott. the other day i looked around a bit on these blogs which i assume are your family and came across of a grouppicture with like 100 people on it: your family looks as nice as it is big. now if they all give you a present today that'll keep you busy :)

May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young
etc etc etc

Scott Abbott said...

forever young is a beautiful wish, especially in dylan's raspy voice.

so i thank you.

i was one of seven siblings.

6 of us reproduced, i most prolifically, with 7 children.

5 of my children have children.

thus the photo you saw.

holy shit!


it's a bit confusing trying to figure out who i who, since i first assumed that "the host" referred to Zlatko. but i think now that you just do not recall the name of the host and hostess. x m.r