Children of Benin West Africa for Mom and Dad

These Natitingou, Benin, West Africa children photos remind me of my Mother and Father in Orland, Indiana, United States of America.

Benin Children Photos for Mom and Dad

I owe everything to my Mother and Father in the USA; they gave me life, love, laughter, and the celebration of family. Sometimes people I meet traveling the world ask me why manners are important.
And I say,
“My Mother is watching.”
The person often replies,
“But your Mother is not here.”
“Yes she is!"
"Trust me, she knows what I am doing."

“And, where is yours?”

Andy Graham Benin Children

Yesterday, I handed the camera to a Benin girl here West African saying,
“You must take this photo my Mother would love this.”

The children of Benin and Togo, West Africa sing this song as I pass, I hear it maybe 50-100 times per day.

Yevo, Yevo Bonsoir
Yevo, Yevo Bonsoir
Ça va, Merci

Yevo, Yevo Bonsoir
Yevo, Yevo Bonsoir
Ça va, Merci

White Man, White Man, Good Afternoon
White Man, White Man, Good Afternoon
It is going well? Thank You

And, I reply, holding up both my hand,

Qui, Ça va, et Toi?

Yes, it goes well, and you?

Benin Girl Ringleader

This little Benin girl living in Natitingou is the ringleader, she was a delight to talk with, incredible power, see the eyes, she is intense. No backing off, no lack of confidence, this is the hope.

Thanks to Mom and Dad,
The best parents on the planet.
Andy Graham
February 2013
Natitingou, Benin West Africa

Cous Cous


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