ISHRAT CHOWDHURY ❏ Years ago I saw him for the first time at our tea party He was my brother Abel’s old childhood buddy Mother asked me to bake a chocolate cake Cookies, nimki and samosa to make Mother made some other delicious dish Aromatic and well prepared per our wish.
VIDYA VASANT GOPAUL ❏ I met my wife on March 22, got engaged on May 10 and married on July 4 of the same year! Does that sound romantic? You bet it is! On Saturday, March 22, fifty years ago, it was raining cats and dogs all day. A few thunders roared through the skies and I even saw some lightning.
ELIZABETH BANFALVI ❏ My grandfather came here in the early 1900s. Canada didn’t have a big population so engineers and labourers were brought from Europe to build the St. Lawrence Seaway. My grandfather came to work on it and left his wife and four children in Hungary until he had made enough money to bring them over.
OLIVE HANNA ❏ When I was young, my mother said of me, “I don’t know what to do with Olive. She is like many pieces of wool, not enough in any piece to knit anything.” I could not have described myself better. Being good at many things but not great at any perhaps served me best. I see my life as a gift to share: a tapestry of love for people and nature woven by time in a quiet and joyful heart, forever open to change.
SAVITHRI DUDDU ❏ Satya started preparing lunch as it was 11 a.m. and since she had been working the whole week and it being Sunday, she wished to cook quickly and take the entire day off from house chores to watch her Netflix favourite shows. With continuous lockdown and no place to go, it was all she was doing: binge watching.