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Confirmation Day

Confirmation Day, St. John\'s. Antigua, circa 1979 - L-R - Linda Shoul, Brother Wakeham, Joseph Zribe, Paul Aflak, Raymond Mansoor, Christopher “Percy” Gomez.

My memory isn’t what it used to be; our faces have changed a lot. I think this is a photograph of me with friends on confirmation day (Roman Catholic). St. John's, Antigua, circa 1979. Left to right, I think Linda Shoul, Brother Wakeham, Joseph Zribe, Paul Aflak, myself, Raymond Mansoor (rear), and Christopher “Percy” Gomez. But I’m not sure.…

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Picking plums with cousins in Friendship, Bequia

Unlike the lush tropical forests fed by the mineral-rich volcanic soils of St. Vincent, Bequia’s ecology is more spartan. Bequia is mainly covered with smaller trees and shrubs and brush. However, many families cultivated tropical trees brought centuries ago from Indonesia, India, and other parts of South East Asia, as well as fruit plants native to the Americas such as cashew, almonds, sugar apple (cherimoya), and soursop. One of my favourite native fruits is the Bequia plum. Mom’s younger sister,…

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