- Hannah had talked to Abram's family before we arrived. She'd made sure his family would put out something we could eat at every meal. The entire family was proud to point out the things they'd made special for us. We made a point to take some of each of those things. The men made sure we understood exactly what we would be eating as we picked it out.
- "Come to the kitchens with us one day and we will teach you to prepare these things," Abram offered. "We are used to teaching freed men how to cook and prepare a meal. It would be a pleasure to do the same for you both."
- I did my best to make eye contact with Abram as I thanked him. From what Hannah had said I absolutely had to learn this type of thing. This particular family didn't seem dangerous, so I'd feel safe learning with them.