“My grandmother took me to church on Sunday all day long, every Sunday into the night. Then Monday evening was the missionary meeting. Tuesday evening was usher board meeting. Wednesday evening was prayer meeting. Thursday evening was visit the sick. Friday evening was choir practice. I mean, and at all those gatherings, we sang.”
— Maya Angelou
Grandmothers are said to be like angels in training.
In the Caribbean, one would be hard-pressed to find a child who has not been influenced by his or her grandmother in one way or another.
Consequently, a grandmother’s deed of kindness, love, care, and wisdom is indelibly marked in one’s memory.
In fact, today, many people could recite stories about grandmothers who mothered them.
That said, it was not surprising to see the interaction between a grandmother from Guyana and a taxi-driver shown on youtube.com go viral as everyone wants to hear granny utters — oooh shucks!
Carol Maye, Readers Bureau, Fellow
Edited by Jesus Chan
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