A Family Affair-30

March 08, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

A Family Affair-30A Family Affair-30Group shot of my cousin's Mother, Dawn & Her Mother-in-Law.

 

This is a Group shot of my cousin's Mother, my cousin & Her Mother-in-Law.

Dawn is one of Uncle Allan's daughters.

This was taken when she visited in December ,2015  with her immediate family-the ones from outside our country.

I am using it here for several reasons. The first to celebrate INTERNATIONAL WOMENS' DAY and the embrace was not staged  but the symbolism  was  very significant  because they are  her children's  GRAN MOTHERS.

That embrace is  also symbolic of the kind of nurturing she and I  got WHEN WE WERE YOUTHS.

You see I got mine from my father and mother mainly and this broad based attitude continued  when I became part of her household. 

But my visit to Uncle Allan yesterday ,March 8, 2018  had an unusual twist because I don't watch news at my home . But the news reporter sent  an introductory alert that RBC was closing down more branches and  being a RBC  member myself the sensational alert sparked my interest. However ,after  the interview I could only conclude that  some people and some news agencies still want to keep us in the STONE AGE .

So the concept of becoming first world is  ,perhaps ,now only a pipe dream.

Thank God, at retirement I have embraced the NEW TECHNOLOGY. Being around some of my old colleagues is so fatalistic is like they are just waiting around to die, they forgot about living quality lives. For quality to me means KEEPING ABREAST.

With the help of my young support, my computer & my camera I am staying alive and abreast with what is cutting edge. And I was happy that I was there because after hearing  the reporter Aunty Cynthia contemplated  hard on issues of removing herself from the bank and I promised here that I would passed on what I learnt and learning BECAUSE THE TECHNOLOGY IS USER FRIENDLY(you see I even using the peoples' jargons) and they infused WE CULTURE IN IT.

You see , there was a time when this process was the other way around(she imparting to me-she was a teacher ,mind you, at the primary level, not mine but I lived in her home).  So I see this simply as giving back.

 

What people don't understand, and some young ones too, is the fact that the computer is the most excellent common sense tool-it makes  you understand so much more.

YOU MUST BE CONSISTENT AND YOU CAN NOT DEVIATE FROM CONSISTENCY IF YOU WISH TO SURVIVE OPERATING IT.

What is more basic than that?

I am 63 and being on the computer developing my website and doing  photography have made me realized that I have been consistent right through my life with my behaviors and attitudes.

I began my work life at around 17 and My first job was in teaching. So I had my registration for this profession very early. I got my first dismissal when the principal found out that I was leaving to attend University. The pathetic old man had to give me a speech which explained his doubts about pinning the concept  SUPERIORITY COMPLEX or INFERIORITY COMPLEX on me. But by giving me that letter I had no doubts which of the complexes he pinned on me. But the respectable and bright old man gave me the most POSITIVE MESSAGE BY HIS USE OF NEGATIVITY.

 And, all through my life I have never been spared from this belief by others who most regard as powerful and important. All they may say professionally is that I am a BROKEN MAN.

And one may suggest that may be true because of their intended actions(clandestine or not) might have contributed to that. But I am disenchanted with my worth ,my value to this world?  No!

ALL THOSE  negatives  HAVE INCREASED  my personal worth and value TREMENDOUSLY.

VALUE TO ME IS NOT MEASURED IN HOW MUCH MONEY YOU HAVE OR IN YOUR POWER TO DISMISS OTHERS.

VALUE IS IN CHARACTER,VALUE IS THE ABILITY TO SLEEP GOOD AT NIGHTS.

WHEN YOU CAN SAY TO YOUR QUEEN -I DID NOT HARM ANYONE WITHOUT A MEANINGFUL CAUSE MADAM.

NO PETTINESS ,NOR DISHONESTY WAS EMPLOYED AS  STRATEGIES TO CONQUER.

 ONLY THEN, YOUR QUEEN MAY SAY  THAT YOU HAVE GROWN UP  TO BE A GREAT & FINE WARRIOR.

My gratitude go out to my support mainly younger than me and mainly women.

Do you see the consistency, do you see the message or messages  I continue to convey. Humility is not disgraceful,don't afraid to ask ,to speak up / out. Women will always be important in my life.

 

 

 


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