Jacques

Jacques

Posted on 07/19/2016


Photo taken on May 27, 2016


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Asia
Buddhism
Indian Ocean
Sri Lanka
Ceylon
Air Ceylon
Equatorial Zone
Mother Trip


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197412 Sri Lanka1 A Mother in Paradise

197412 Sri Lanka1 A Mother in Paradise
This trip has been the discovery of an equatorial island South of India named Ceylon at that time; Jean-Paul and me decided this far trip taking with us my mother 64 years old, a very Christian woman, still working and poor, who had never taken a plane neither have gone so far! I must tell the story of my invite call : I phoned her 3 months before and said "Should You like to trip with us by plane for Christmas?"; Plane means far so she answered first " Save your money my dear son, I am too old"....then a question: "Where do you go?.....I answered to the South East... Immediately she said : "Oh it is in Rome" as she was so faithful!....I answered "it is more far!"....The answer was immediate : "Are you so rich my son, I suppose it is Jerusalem! I answered: "it is much more far, it is in Ceylon South of India!"; That time she became silent because the destination was outside her world! But a question which enjoyed me arrived soon: "I suppose that I must make a passeport???".... Yes she was firmly decided to come with us and what a permanent pleasure it has been to see her child eyes to look at everything as also for her to find hot temperatures at Christmas! A memorable and joyful experience indeed!

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Régis Desailly
Régis Desailly
Tentant, jamais allé dans cette contrée....
16 months ago.
Jacques has replied to Régis Desailly
Une destination de rêve vraiment et des gens super gentils! Il y a beaucoup de choses à voir, ne pas hésiter! Merci Régis!
16 months ago.
albertsville
albertsville
I can only imagine her joy at seeing so much she never dreamed she would see.
15 months ago.
Jacques has replied to albertsville
Her permanent joy of discovery has been the greatest pleasure and fun for Jean Paul and for me! At Christmas mass the Priest gave her his choir armchair as all women present were sitting in their sari on the ground (no chairs in the church!) because my mother could not be able to stand up alone; We succeeded also with help of men to put her in the narrow pirogue of a local catamaran!!!
15 months ago.