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...
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
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.