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July 4, 2013

“Micronesian Copra”

From the Words of Orakidorm —- 

Growing up in the village one of the many things that we did as youngsters was to help our parents fix copra to sell for money. That meant collecting mature coconuts, husking them, cracking them, removing the meat, carrying them to the smoking house, smoking them, putting them in sags and transporting them on boats to Malakal to sell them. Later on, the work became a little sophisticated and so instead of husking the coconuts we split them with an ax then remove the meat and transporting them to the smoking house in a wheelbarrow rather than our backs. It was a hard work but was part of the “chores” that we had to do to help our family to survive.

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