that I liked her garden, and without further prompting, she opened the
gate, clearly happy to welcome visitors. I asked if it was ok to take
photos; after she agreed I passed her three coins - 3Q. In US dollars,
it was cents -- one US dollar= 7.5Q. I had learned it is nice to give
a little when you photograph, and there was no doubt that people could
use the money. Yet she seemed so surprised and pleased by my gesture.
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