Gingerbeer With A Difference – by Peter Halder

Guyana Stories by Peter Halder

Gingerbeer With A Difference

by Peter Halder

Fr Jeremiah Holyoak of the Church at Hunter Street and Punt Trench Dam, Albouystown,  made it his duty during the Christmas Season to visit his parishioners on Boxing Day.

He finished house calls on La Penitence Street and moved on to Bel Air Street. Between James Street and Sussex Street, he came to a cottage in which lived a single mother Rachel Adams and her son Timothy. The pair attended his Church Services every Sunday morning. They were there on Christmas morning.

Fr Jeremiah rapped on the light blue wooden door.

Timothy opened the door and smiled.

“Good morning Father, how are you today?” he said.

“I’m fine thank you Timothy. I am here on my usual Christmas visit to members of my congregation. Is your mother at home?” replied Fr Jeremiah.    Read More »

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  • Dmitri Allicock  On 08/23/2013 at 5:02 pm

    Ouch! They old saying in Guyana comes to mind, “what don’t kill, does fatten” the body is highly resilient but Hepatitis “A” has been and is common place in Guyana and it makes you wonder how exposed we really were. I relished a cold cup of Mauby and coconut bun but never wanted to look behind the counter too much.

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