Saturday, March 16, 2013

Overseas holidays 2

This overseas trip brings to light a funny twist. Rose got married at the end of 1973. When they moved to Sarikei, only the four younger children went with them. The Sarikei people thought they had four young children. Rose was 23 years older than Grace. Rose and her baby Flora and I went to house sit. A neighbour came and asked Rose if Mother was our step mother who made her step daughters take care of the house. 

Of course Mother liked this joke. It meant she was very young looking and we were a reconstituted family. As divorce were not very common then, it was most likely our birth mother had died.

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