I remember my sister (Aku mengenang kakak-ku)
When a few days ago I opened a file on a long forgotten flash disk in a drawer I found files of pictures of my elder sister Milly. She is not with us anymore because she passed away in 1996 when we were on a boat traveling from Biak to Serui, Papua. The reason of our travel was the SSMS’96 (Sarasehan Syukuran Makassar Serui 1996}, this was a 50 year commemoration of the excile of SAM RATULANGIE and six of hi close colleagues in the struggle of independence by the Dutch collonial regime of van Mook after the second World War. . About the SSMS’96I have reported elsewhere and try to find the appropriate address later.
I want to show you pictures of her happy life with her husband Louky and her family life in the mid 1970’s.
I always thank God for having given me many years to live with these two persons as sister and brother in law ……
They were a balanced couple and had 7 (yes, seven) kids. They were rich in everything only not in money. Their house was always full of friends and family members either close or distant, old or young. The pictures that I show here are proof of it.
In the background of the pictures one can see the swimming pool often crowded with kids jumping into it.
Wooooow, do I see it clearly? My Mom smoking? She is just showing off/
Sometimes they visit the Ancol either being invited or having a rent a cottage overthere.
Whilst the kids are enjoying themselves in the pool.
Sometimes Milly and Louky visit the bungalow of my mother in law in Cipanas, where they enjoy a small cardgame with the kids.
And if people ask me where I got these pictures from I will answer: from an old album that was given to me after Milly passed away and I thank Rido for it.