Recently, an Uzbek friend and his son stopped by Headland, Alabama to visit with Dr. Vann (Uncle Jim). Uncle Jim first got to know Akrom when he was studying in Nashville, TN many years ago. Then in 2005, Akrom paid a visit to the Wiregrass, and brought his then 1 year old son, Abbos, who, as you can see, is growing up fast. But back when Abbos was a baby, Uncle Jim, the generous person he is, invited them down to his cabin at Sunnyside, a bit west of Panama City Beach, FL. I think Akrom's father was along on the trip. You can read about it here. This recent reunion was a surprise to Uncle Jim, and pretty special. According to Akrom, Uncle Jim gave them the gold standard tour of Headland, and then they went down to Dothan (AL) for the "Catch of the Day" at the Red Lobster. Hard to beat that! Nowadays, Akrom's family resides in Dubai (UAE).