Saturday, March 12, 2011

Family (re)visit

So very good to revisit B & C in the house we helped build a year or so ago. Everything in its place, but not much done since then, unfortunately (but not unsurprisingly). Left-overs from the construction piled high in the entrance provided a rather depressing welcome. The boys were upbeat though, and were still attending school. Their mum - much restored - greated us warmly and had baked a cake.

B&Cs’ heavily pregnant fourteen year old half-sister remained chirpy notwithstanding her proximity to birth (next week). The only absence (and second sadness) was granny - the anchor of the fragmented family - who lay bedridden in an adjacent room.

“these,” boasted Caio, “were all my kites”


Abandoned by his father in his childhood, Jack Nicholson was raised believing his grandmother was his mother and his mother was his older sister. The truth was revealed to him years later when a Rolling Stone magazine researcher uncovered the truth while preparing a story on the star.

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