Saturday, June 06, 2009


Dear Kids, history commemorates June 6 as D-Day, the allied invasion of Normandy during World War II. To your Mom and Lola Letty, and by extension, to Me and All of Us, this date has a personal significance. Your Mom's sister, Your Tita Adeline "Adhey", passed away due to Diabetic Ketoacidosis. I think she was 18 at that time. That was exactly 20 years ago today.

What made it very painful to your Mom and Lola is that she passed away exactly 40 days after the untimely demise of Your Lolo Loni who was an expat in the US (he had to go away as an OFW to support the expensive medicines your Tita Adhey needed as a diabetic patient.)

Your Mommy and Your Lola Letty. They have been through a lot. They are very tough women. I really do not know how they survived that, how they triumphed despite of the loss of your Lolo and Tita Adhey.

Both are Women of Substance.


atticus said...

ah, tough women. what would we be without them? hehe.

tin-tin said...

i salute them

Anonymous said...

that has got to be hard. kudos to the two of them for being so brave and wise. kids, you should learn from them okay?

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