A family celebration of laughter

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My Mum and I: Can you tell where the smile comes from?

I was born and raised in a typical Ugandan/ African family of more than 10 siblings. It was always fun and sometimes trying. What I remember as a child was always the noise and laughter as we teased each other or retold silly stories. My brothers Dickson and Jimmy had a knack for beginning a story with laughter: they would start laughing and get everyone in a feat of laughter before everyone realizes they have no idea what they are laughing about. By the time the story is told, one literally has a tummy ache.

 

A family of laughter, cheer, adventure, trials and travels but at the end of the day, home is home and we love going home. You can tell by looking at a member of my family that we are fun loving people, the laughter from one will the re-sound that of all. Can you tell from the photographs that we love laughing? Mum always said there was no medication like laughter!

Life is made up of all those moments that take your breath away.

Africancrab says:
Thanks Vikrum, yes she is still Mummy no matter where I go. I have to catch myself every now and then because I mix British English with American English. There certain exceptions like Mum ha-ha!
Posted on: Jun 04, 2009
Vikram says:
Lovely snap. I agree with what your mum says - that laughter is the best medicine. And I love how you still refer to her as mum, and not the Americanised "mom"!!
Posted on: Jun 04, 2009
Koralifix says:
Lovely photos :)
Posted on: Mar 10, 2009
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