Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Found after Lost in Time

IT seems long lost relatives and friends are coming out of the woodwork en masse.
Firstly a couple of months back a younger brother who I never met but sadly deceased, also his daughter my beautiful new niece Bronwyn, whom I am hoping to meet soon, however this will depend on me being able to travel to the U/K with a clean bill of health.
The new arrival on the scene is a lady named Sharina who rediscovered me by typing in her fathers name on Google and subsequently arriving at my recent post dated 11-1-2010. Where I had posted information and pics going back over half a century.

At Sunday, 7 March 2010 10:07:00 PM AEDT, Sharina Abdul Karim said...
Dear Sir,

Just at random typed my late father's name while surfing the internet and what an honour.....an article about my father and photos !!
Let me introduce myself. My name is Sharina Abdul Karim, 60 years old,widow (married to a Dutchman) living in The Netherlands since 1991.I left Malaysia in 1979 to work for Malaysia tourist promotion board in Paris and was not home when my father past.I am one of his 18 children in which 3 has sadly passed.Two of the 3 children who used to stay with you are still in JB. The oldest is Sarah, the second Fatimah or Baby has passed and Zahorah is the one in the wedding picture.
Please keep in contact with me for my father's memory.
I thank you, your article do justice!!


Monday, 8 March 2010 3:14:00 AM AEDT

Vest said...
Hello Sharina. What a lovely surprise to hear from you. My wife Rosemary 75 was delighted too, she would remember you as a five year old there were a lot of Brothers and sisters around 1953. It was at your sister Zahorar's wedding in 1960,I had my Photo taken with the bride and groom, She was very beautiful, and you were a budding eleven year old and pretty too if I remember correctly.
Sharina. You should be very proud of your dear father, we loved him as a good friend and he has always been revered by us for all time. I still have some of his letters, such beautiful handwriting, and this morning early my wife showed me the broach your father gave her in 1954, her initials RJB in gold letters..
Today we have been busy, Rosemary had day surgery in the local hospital, and all is well.
For the past hour or so my server has been down, so I shall copy and return soon.
It is now late in the day, so I shall return in the near future. Vest.

33 comments:

Jimmy said...

feeling blue
my love told me


lets be friends

Jimmy said...

Good to know ROSE is well
VEST u nincompoop

why u told the age of ROSE
ROSES never grow old

rosemary said...

OK jimmy don't get too saucy, you may be right in what you say, but a spade is a spade with hubby, my real age is fifty something OK now?

Jimmy said...

your real age is 17 going on 18
and I m 18 going on 19

its time u dumped your old man

rosemary said...

Jimmy, no way jose. pikers of your kind should be neutered, no more comment on this matter.

Jimmy said...

OK
my woman is 37 and she cant see us in bed

I am looking for another
this time I will give my heart to older girls

Jimmy said...

where is Christine?

Jane Stokes-Honour. said...

"How lovely".

WALLY said...

Mr vest, how many places have you been to in this world. every time some place is spoken about youve been there.

Vest said...

Wally: I Dunno, haven't counted lately, must be heaps - some places many times.
Wally why dont you buy my book you tight wad and find out, and before you ask; being an aborigine a fifty per cent Govt subsidy doesn't apply mate, in your own admission you say you are a plumber and charge like a wounded bull. So cough up, or I shall tell your mother you are earning more than you tell her.
E mail me for details.

I suppose I could work on your request but it will not be forthcoming too soon.

Gordon the Baker. said...

Hey wally you skinflint i have one of wests books so does my mate zac so dont come back until you do.

Jimmy said...

me thinks VEST is lying
mebbe he never seen no other place other than England and Oz


i never been out of INDIA
but i bet I know more about merrie England than any other Britisher and VEST


google search tells u lotts

Jimmy said...

in INDIA we dont buy books Wally
one guy buys the book and makes 500 Xerox copies and a tidy sum by pricing the book at 100 INR


I put 1000 flies on the footpaths in Mumbai

no takers yet
I need to put a hotter pic on the cover

Vest said...

Jimmy: You may think as much as you wish - thoughts are safe in your head until they flow from your mouth.
Your comment Re 'C' rejected, Ok.

Jimmy said...

Me thinks C likes me
if it is not love yet

Anonymous said...

Idunfinkso jimmy rnkeaw.

Jimmy said...

when will the bloody Britishers learn to talk English

Christine said...

What a fantastic story, Sharina sounds like a lovely lady and is obviously as delighted as you are to find this connection between you and Auntie Rose and her dear father.
Imagine how surprised she must have been to see those old pics you posted.
So pleased to hear all went well at the hospital with Auntie Rose, love and hugs to you both. xx and Chris too of course.x

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm the youngest daughter of Abdul Karim, the guy in your pictures. I'm glad to see pictures of my late father at your blog. I'll be elated if you would contact me through my facebook. I've got a few questions to ask you. Nice stumbling upon your work and you (:
Facebook:hansrina@live.com Thanks, hope to hear from you soon!

Jimmy said...

I heard her mutter under her breath

Jimmy said...

u too Jimmy

Jimmy said...

want to see pics

Vest said...

I have been unable contact with Sharina or the the writer of the previous anon comment. I have sent several E Mails which have been returned, searching the internet has failed too.
So if you are out there Sharina or the youngest daughter of Abdul Karim please get back to me and with your correct contact details. thanks.

WALLY. said...

Hi Vesty, thinking that long back makes me giddy.

Jimmy said...
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Jimmy said...

or contact me babe dimsimsaby@gmail.com

Friday, 12 March 2010 3:13:00 PM AEDT

Edited by Rosemary.

Jimmy said...

he seems to be enamoured with this babe

Jimmy said...

all that i do
i do it for u Rose

Vest said...

Jimmy:Ce n'est rien. Ca ne me d'erange pas.

Jimmy said...

PYAR ek NASHA hai Vesty
was a time i fell in love with a 37 yo

and I tot she loved me too

sharina. said...

Sharina has left a new comment on your post "Archaic Muslim Extremists Firebomb Christian Churc...":

Dear Vest,

Here is Sharina the first AK's daughter that contacted you. I have recieved your personal email to me and will write to you soon. My youngest sister Rina is living in S'pore and would love to contact you through FB so that she can tell her children and grandchildren about our father. Since you don't have an account in FB, I will send you her personal email to you. We would like to have a contact with you and Rosemary through emails from now on. Our family are large and some are also in the US and we will be meeting soon for a family reunion in July. Love you and Rosemary in memory of my father.

sharina. said...

Sharina has left a new comment on your post "Archaic Muslim Extremists Firebomb Christian Churc...":

Dear Vest,

Here is Sharina the first AK's daughter that contacted you. I have recieved your personal email to me and will write to you soon. My youngest sister Rina is living in S'pore and would love to contact you through FB so that she can tell her children and grandchildren about our father. Since you don't have an account in FB, I will send you her personal email to you. We would like to have a contact with you and Rosemary through emails from now on. Our family are large and some are also in the US and we will be meeting soon for a family reunion in July. Love you and Rosemary in memory of my father.

Jimmy said...

touching re-union
can I come too?