Farewell “Mai”


Before the Liberation somewhere in the year 1955, Mr.Custodio Fernandes of Savoi Verem was no more. My Grandmother Joaquina unexpectedly became a widow.

Present among the members of the family was a six month old grandson, me, and it’s my pleasure today to remember my grandmother Joaquina whom we all, including myself, know and call “Mai”.

Today ( 26/1/2015) she is no more with us but no one knows if she is truly gone, or gone to meet others who passed before her. Let me dedicate this poem to describe “Mai” by Henry Van Dyke.

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