Sad day mum passed away suddenly on 10 June 2008 at the age of 84. Quite sudden since no illness but devastating attack by thrombosis.The last of the old generation has left us now – RIP.
Goodbye for Now
All those years of laughter and tears,
All those years of adventure and fears,
All those years, we survived them all the same
Despite those moments of agony and great pain.
Now it is time for me to take a rest
And to leave you until you finish your life’s test,
So goodbye for now, we will meet again some day
In the distant future to continue the dramatic play.
Thank you for always being there for me,
And the sweet words you said that filled my heart with glee.
I’m sorry but I really need to leave you now
So I can relieve the heaviness on my brow.
‘Til we meet again my dear friend.
I won’t forget you. It is not the end.
I wish you well as you further life’s game.
I love you all, it is true, I do proclaim.
©Poem by Patsy Sinnott
Visited the Mahebourg museum. Surprised to discover so much history displayed in this 17th century French colonial mansion. Amazing collection especially the part about the maritime slave trade. You get the sense of the horror and cruelty of the slave trade when you see the drawings, paintings and documentation. Today’s descendants, “Creole Mauritians”, of the slave trade have no way of tracing their ancestors having lost their roots (nationality and original family names). In contrast the Indo-Mauritians can trace their family origins through the well documented, registered entries and photographs of their contract worker Indian ancestors who settled in Mauritius.
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