My dear Indira !
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU TODAY0 26TH JUNE . !
I hope you have a great day today, and many more Happy Birthday Days in the
years ahead .
It has been such a wonderful thing in my life , here in Canada, knowing
you, Ana, the girls, and your mom since you first came here, in the 80’s .
I do recall very clearly- Ana visiting me and Rajes at the Toronto Hospital
back in ’85 or so, – with his dad or uncle, and I think, as you were still
in UK at that time.
I think, your mom and Ana and the girls came first and you arrived later .
Then, you and Ana took off to Newfoundland- for work- as there was such a
demand over there for an Ophthalmogist and a Dermatologist , and you both
stayed on there, very faithfully, for the next 30 yrs !
Rajes and my self, had such fun with your mom and daughters , in Toronto
and at my cottage on summer weekends .
I recall a day, when Selvarani was in Toronto, and some of the A gp guys,
and you were also in Toronto- as you and Ana were celebrating the birth of
your first grandchild, ( october- 2001, I think it was ) and it was fun
seeing the three generations together, with Selva and the A gp folks ,
Rajes and my self !
Then- the 4000 km drive on the Trans Canada, till it ended at Signal
Hill, that me and my husband did to Newfoundland and back in 2004- what a
road trip it was , to see all of you and Ana, and your mom who was not
quite well at that time .
It was great getting together in 2014, Beruwala, and again in Newfoundland
on my way to Arctic Quebec/ Newfoundland- Labrador in 2015 .
By the way- I left out the fun we had at your old home in Rosmead Place
back then, as it would fill up another page !
We sure knew how to have fun !!
So my dear, Have a Very Happy Birthday to day, with family and who ever
that is around !
Your old pal- Deepthie
Happy Birthday to you Asokan , today 28th June .
It was great meeting up with you at the Beruwala Ru .
This walk on the beach we did that sunny morning- I can still smell that
warm salty air and feel that tropical sun on my head , with such nostalgia
If I remember right- we did meet here either at Raje’s place, or at
Indira/ Ana’ daughter’s place some 16 yrs ago- when Indira and Ana had
their first grandchild , and most of the A group met there , along with
Selvarani , my self and Rajes .
Anyway- the Beruwala RU was great
Thanks to the Web page by Sam and Ariya’s brain working over time on ‘what
to do next ‘. we have this great Birthday Salutation to keep in touch .
Have a Happy Birthday today, and many more Happy Days in the Years Ahead .
Many happy returns of the day Asokan!
I hope you are shooting your age by now. Missed golfing with you this year. Let me know when you ready to get away from winter weather again.
Kumi My Dear,
You have left us in this world, but you are now in a better place in an
Eternal Garden of Flowers ….. May You Rest in Peace ….
You will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by the entire Class of
Your beauty , charm , your particular sense of humour ( !!! ) and your
lovely gentle personality – will be with us for always .
Your courage in the face of adversity- your strong will power and brave
survival attitude towards your health issues is what teaches all of us a
lesson at this stage in our lives .
When Kumi / Siri and daughter visited my old cottage back in the summer
of ’98- Kumi told me ” Aney deepthie- mage pinturayak ganna oyage mal ekka
‘ !!! and you look just gorgeous in this- better than the flowers that are
around you …
She was soooo happy to be with Rajes and my self, and we had such a
wonderful weekend together .
I remember like y’day- the time we used to meet in Piitsburgh- for the New
Year Celebrations in April- that Picing- Nisantha and others used to
organize, and there were times when we would be spending the weekend with
Kumi/ Siri , Piching / Nisantha homes
Those were the days when border crossing was a fun thing to do , and we
did this many, many times in the past .
We all had such good times back then, and I am sooo glad that I had the
opportunity to enjoy these moments back in the day at Pittsburgh .
I must say a special Thank You to Piching and Nisantha for giving me the
chance to participate in the New Year events , for it is beautiful memories
like these, that makes life worth while, in the twilight years of our lives
Kumi- May You Rest in Peace in the Eternal Garden of Flowers ..
Your good friend- Deepthie .
Please accept my Deepest Sympathies on the passing of Kumi…
It was such a joy to be around both of you , the very many times in
your home, and again when both of your visited my place back in 1998 .
I love this photo of you Meditating on The Rocks — that I took of you
behind my home on Georgian Bay .
In this moment of grief , try to find Joy, Peace and Harmony through
the wonderful memories you and your family have had with lovely Kumi ,
over the long years she was with you all , as a loving wife, loving
mother and grandmother .
She was not only All of the Above, but also a Wonderful Friend to all
of you .
Blessings to you and your family- Deepthie .
Can you identify this photo?
Can you identify the location and describe this image?
These are a few of the photos I took on the 21st March- 2015- Spring
Solstice Day , in Sedona Arizona .
The entire Solar Panel is seen better in this photo , where my friend Dick
Jones ( blue T- shirt ) is seen .
This Solar Panel is in Sedona, Arizona, where there is this big slab of
sandstone – where the ancient Hopi People have marked out very intricate
writings known as Petroglyphs , on the desert varnish of the sand stone slab
This Solar Panel is estimated to be at least a 800- 1000 yrs old .
It is located at V Bar V Heritage Site 12 miles SE of Sedona, Arizona .
The Hopi Elders- knew , like the Mayan People of Mexico how the sun moves,
and worked out the Spring,Summer, Fall and Winter Solstice long before we
had GPS, Telescopes, etc .
This was their way of knowing that there was a Higher Power that governs
the Universe, and they used this as a ‘farmers almanac ‘ of sorts .
This is how they planted the seeds of various food items , along the Verde
River Valley and elsewhere .
The decendants of those who created this Solar Panel still live in the
Hopi Reservation in Arizona, and some of them are my dear friends that I
visit every year during my winter stay in Az.
The Hopi People are ancestral relatives of the Mexican tribes of long ago
, that gradually migrated north and now they have settled in the 9
villages in the Hopi Reservation in Northern Arizona .
Archeological evidence suggest that there was human habitation in this area
, along the Verde River Verde Valley area as far back as 11,500 BC .
Oral History- is a very powerful tool- much more powerful than Uncle Google
However today, the details of this V Bar V Solar Panel can be viewed on
Google, and I will not repeat it here .
I visit this site every year, on the 21st March and it is very intriguing
for me to watch the Sun Dagger hit the ‘sun’ in the afternoon .
Usually, a crowd gathers, and this year, ( 2015) the author of the book ”
Sinagua Sunwatchers- Kenneth Zoll was there to explain the phenomenon and it
was a real memorable occasion for me .
This book was published in consultations with the Hopi Elders .
The Hopi Elders still come to this site for Cermonies- and during this
time, the site is closed to visitors .
Archeoastronomy is a very intriguing field to study , helps to understand
the way Ancient Cultures Lived long before Hi Tech came to conquor the world
Hope this little addendum sheds a bit more Light !!
Happy Birthday to you Marina !
I wish you all that is Best In Health and Happiness to you and your family
today and in the years ahead .
It was a pity that you could not make it to the RU in Beruwala .
Anyway- it was great meeting up with you back in ’89 at the UK- RU ., and
this photo- is truly a memorable photo .
I do remember when you came to Holy Family Convent- for the A Levels and my
Amma knew your sister who was a teacher at the Good Shep Convent in
So , we do go back a long way !
It is nice we have thtis Web page -thanks to Sam and Ariya- to keep in
touch with all of us , now scattered around the globe .
Please keep in touch and again- Happy Birthday !
Your old school pal-
This message is sent with warm greetings
Wishing you a wonderful birthday full of joy
May you have good health and contentment
A long life of happiness and peace throughout