Sunday, July 20, 2014

In memory of the Foresters

Last week I went with Keita and his colleague Barry deep into the bush to begin a new Trachoma operations campaign. This time we  (   -projects) was sponsored by my father’s old college companions. My father Sten died before I was born, but his college pals have continued as a close unit of friends throughout their lives, and my mother and I have always been part of their community. Finally, when my mother married again she chose Gillis, another one of these old foresters. They are now all approaching their nineties, and sadly many of them are departing. This spring three of the old men died in the space of a month. Those that remain decided to honour the memory of their three friends by donating money to MaliMali’s eye operations which we have been carrying out sporadically over the last seven years. The message above reads ’ Thank you, the Foresters!’


Blogger Gilliane said...

What a wonderful gift from your father's friends.

4:05 PM  
Blogger toubab said...

Yes, indeed Gilliane!

4:44 PM  

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