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Dear Shafia London,
I am surprised that a young woman of your superior intelligence invited Prime Minister Ralph E. Gonsalves to the funeral of your father, knowing that many of your fathers’ friends and supporters believe that Gonsalves was the base cause of his illness and ultimately his death.
You don’t need to physically infect a person to affect a person; the power of the brain is such that any number of illnesses can be triggered when another person takes a man to his lowest point
Certainly your father would not have invited him, and you very well know that. So the invitation, may I suggest, was for your own and your ULP politically minded husband’s satisfaction and gratification and your hope of turning the funeral into something approaching a state funeral with your own idol Ralph Gonsalves as the leading dignitary.
You and your family can now go and have a nice quiet memorial service, no showing off, no politicians, just close friends and family, those that are invited only. If you want it for the family, invite your friends: if you want it for your dad, don’t invite his enemies, no matter how much you like and admire them.
Shafia, regardless of your explanation, which some local readers would read as mumbo jumbo, I think you made a dreadful mistake in not considering what your father would have wanted, instead of what you wanted. Gonsalves was a bad and rather silly choice.
Ask your aunty, Margaret. Like your father, she has experienced more spite, malice and hatred than most.
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