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Sogo Snacks Gogo Rocks

Living in the small, rural town of Decorah, Iowa, we sometimes we feel insignificant in this big world. Then, we look at where Sogo Snacks are shipping and get giddy thinking about our little company making its little imprint in lives of customers all over. 

To spread a little joy, Liza has painted these rocks and we're sending them out with random orders. Our hope is that when found, folks will first take and share a photo on Facebook or Instagram, then, rehide in another town, near or far, in order to accomplish the rock's specific "mission".

Have fun, smile, and enjoy the journey. We'll send a little joy to anyone who finds and makes a post.

Yala Yala

Yala Yala means "to wander" in Bambara. "N be taa yala yala", "I'm going wandering", was a favorite phrase of mine when villagers would ask me what I was doing.

Mission: help me wander the US and visit unique places.

Tununen

Tununen means "lost" in Bambara. "N tununen don. Tene be min?", or, "I'm lost, where is Tene?". I need this when learning the 7 mile bike ride to get mail. 

Mission: help me make my way back home to Decorah, Iowa.

Somogo

Somogo means "family" in Bambara. The literal translation is "People of the house". 

Mission: post a photo of me with what family means to you.

Kanu

Kanu means "love" in Bambara. While I didn't hear this word used much, it was shown on a daily basis.

Mission: post a photo of me with what love means to you.

Kokodugu

Kokodugu means "North" in Bambara. The literal translation is "City of Salt" which makes sense because salt is mined in the northern part of Mali. 

Mission: keep hiding me NORTH of where I was found.

Koronfe

Koronfe means "East" in Bambara, literally translating to "facing towards Quran/Mecca". Mali is predominantly Muslim, where devotees pray facing east. 

Mission: keep hiding me EAST of where I was found.

Worodugu

Worodugu means "South" in Bambara. The literal translation is "city of kola nuts" as, you guessed it, kola nuts grow in the southern part of Mali. 

Mission: keep hiding me SOUTH of where I was found.

Tilebin

Tilebin means "West" in Bambara, literally translating to "falling sun". I'll never forget the majestic call to prayer in Tene each evening at dusk.

Mission: keep hiding me WEST of where I was found.