THE WONDERS OF GNI...
I replied to Ian Mcrobert request for information about the Enmore school bus bombing in the 1960’s, that killed his best friend Godfrey Teixeira and the following unfolded.
I mentioned that a person from the UK post on GNI. Recognizing the last name, they asked whether this family once lived on WCD, who looked after Ian as a child, when his parents were away.
The GNI poster confirmed that it was their family who looked after Ian and they have a photograph of him and their family.
When the Mcrobert family lived at Enmore estate in the 1960s, their children have many fond memories of a house-keeper, who looked after them, as her own children.
She made quite a positive impression on the family and for the past 50+ years they were trying to make contact with her.
Working at Albion estate, I knew some of the other sugar estate clerks, including a friend at Enmore, now living in NY city.
With the help of his sister in Ontario, we set out to find the Mcrobert house-keeper.
Also, my Enmore friend's wife worked for the Teixeira family.
Our investigation revealed that the house-keeper is involved with Mandirs and she is known to its members.
Someone mentioned that she might be living in Ontario and another person said she was visiting relatives in Florida.
After days of going back and forth with a group chat mail, we identify her being in Florida.
It was confirmed that the house-keeper returned to her home in New York City and my Enmore friend obtained her telephone number.
After speaking with her, her phone number was given to Ian in Scotland and his family in New Zealand.
During this process, Ian found more information about the school bus bombing to cope with what he witnessed that day, when Godfrey was killed. Riding in the same bus, Ian is lucky to have survived with minor physical injuries.
Another Albion friend in Ontario was a prison officer at Mazaruni and knew the person convicted of the bus bombing I was told he was executed by hanging.
Today, Ian’s family in New Zealand and Scotland spoke with the house-keeper in NY City, after more than 50 years.
The house-keeper also called myself and my Enmore friend saying, she was extremely happy for making contact with the Mcrobert family.
A reunion is planned for the house-keeper and the Mcroberts from Scotland, New Zealand and US West Coast.
Maybe to take place in New York City, where they can meet my Enmore friend who also knew the late Ian Mcrobert Senior. And also meeting his wife, who worked for the Teixeira family.
This process was a group effort, including GNI and credit should not go to any one person.
But, special curry to Gilbakka, fa gettin people to tickle dem brain, pan GNI Social.