100 years on earth you rested, fare thee well ija Mangada

She who babysat my father, the Chief now rested, his sister, my ija (aunt) Akia Magdelene, and whom we popularly and fondly knew as ija Mangada, rested on Wednesday, 24th August 2022, aged an estimated 100 years. I was battling a common cold, which necessitated medication, and so was not able to go and physically… Continue reading 100 years on earth you rested, fare thee well ija Mangada

14 million mentally ill, many in prolonged grief

“Grief is such a difficult one. Thanks for sharing this article,” commented Guardian Lane in reaction to my blog post titled: “Tears of an orphan,”  which I shared on Linkedln with the following introduction: “Coping with grief sometimes includes being able to talk about it or to write about it. And so I write. Often… Continue reading 14 million mentally ill, many in prolonged grief

Don’t cause own unhappiness

Our Trip Together Is Very Short! A woman climbed up the bus and sat down beside a man, hitting him with her numerous bags. When the man remained silent, the woman asked him why he did not complain when she hit him with her bags? The man replied with a Smile: "There is no need to be upset… Continue reading Don’t cause own unhappiness

Rest well Ija Apio

On the morning of 21st February 2022, I was given the sad news that my ija (aunt) Apio had rested. Ija Apio was a cousin to my late papa. She was the daughter of my late papa’s uncle, papa Opodo (RIP), who, as part of the King’s African Rifles, fought for the British in World… Continue reading Rest well Ija Apio

Grief to Joyous Moments – Chair Memories

I remember it like it was yesterday. The day I bought and presented my papa with a better and fancier wheelchair. His face beamed with such joy. While he sat on his new wheelchair, so that we may not see the tears of joy that were forming in his eyes, he looked up to the… Continue reading Grief to Joyous Moments – Chair Memories