Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Kaiser Memorial Lawn photos

I have an another Kaiser Memorial Lawn photo album online. The photos show the considerable progress that is being made with the construction of the cemetery.

Click here to see the photo album. The previous album is here. For more information or to reserve a cemetery plot, please visit the Kaiser Memorial Lawn website.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Cristmas and a Happy New Year to you all

The Holidays have been a very said time for me all of my life. My mother's father was buried on Christmas Eve in 1946. Her oldest daughter too was buried on Christmas Eve in 1951. And also her mother was buried on Christmas Eve in 1976. So you see whenever the holidays came around Mama was very sad. She did her best to make the holidays special for me and my siblings, but we could see the hurt and remember the death of few special loved ones in her eyes.

I remember going to the cemetery with mama to visit these people on Christmas day. Back then, I did not understand why. But now since Mama too is dead, I go to visit her grave at the cemetery and talk to her. I wish she was alive all the time. She was not just my mother, but my very best friend.

In remembrance of my late mother...I WISH YOU ALL MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Mama, continue to rest in peace.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Liberians are on the way to rebuilding their country, but it's way behind time

My people, have you noticed how Liberians walk on the streets? They draw like there is no tomorrow and just don't give a damn for the person who is walking behind them. They sometimes even stop right in the middle of the road or street knowing that someone else is trying to walk to some serious appointment. What about cars or taxis stopping in intersection or in the center lane to let someone out? And forget having a conversation with someone...

Friday, December 18, 2009

National Christmas Tree

The national Christmas tree of Liberia was lit on Wednesday, December 16th by the Honorable Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of the Republic of Liberia. The president was joined in the ceremony by the Chief Justice of Liberia, His Honor Johnnie Lewis, among others. The ceremony was held on the grounds of the Executive Mansion in Monrovia. There was choir music for the occasion, and the president extended best wishes to all for the joyous holiday season.

Liberians love their holidays, and Christmas is no exception. The streets of Monrovia have been filled with Christmas shoppers, and there are Christmas trees and lights everywhere. On Christmas Day, Liberians will celebrate the day with friends and family and attend church.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Progress continues at Kaiser Memorial Lawn

Progress continues on the Kaiser Memorial Lawn cemetery. The grand opening date will be announced soon.

More pictures have been added to the Photo Album.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Kaiser Memorial Lawn photos

Here are the latest photos of the Kaiser Memorial Lawn construction. Everything is on schedule and the opening date will be announced soon. For more information, visit the Kaiser Memorial Lawn web site.

Click here to view all of the photos.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Give it Away

This is a beautiful song and video by the Gaither Vocal Band. It's called "Give it Away" and it's a great idea for this holiday season, and for any time for that matter. Like they always say, it's better to give than to receive." I hope that we can all remember that during this joyous season.