Today is for Fırat Taydaş - Happy birthday! by mattkrause1969

Fırat works at Starbucks in Seattle with my good friend Tim Waters.

Happy birthday Fırat!

By the way Fırat, two weeks ago today I reached the river that bears your name (Fırat Nehir = Euphrates River).

Another "by the way" — this is a photo of the Bayrak Olayı (Flag Incident) monument in Kahramanmaraş.