Folk wisdom from Uganda

  • Latecomers eat bones.
  • Never insult the crocodile before you cross the water.
  • A person without faith is like a zebra without stripes.
  • Before you go out with a widow, ask first what killed the husband.
  • The lead cow always gets whipped the most.
from an article by Fr. Dennis Dease in Saint Thomas Magazine, Fall 2008 about my friend Charles Lugemwa and his efforts to get Ugandans to Saint Thomas to further their education