Mama Sabina Garlough (on the left) and Sisi Elizabeth (hands on hips) were two women in our neighborhood on Dama Rd who became our close friends. Mama Sabina was a wonderfully kind and generous person. Of limited means she took it upon herself to see that no one went without help - and this often included food. She was a wonderful mother - nurturing to her extended family that she looked after - and with us she saw to it that each night we had a large meal of rice and sauce (plasas). She was a very hard worker as were many of our neighbors. In exchange for her being so helpful and kind to us we paid some of her children's school fees - something that she never asked us to do and was almost embarassed when she learned that we were doing it. Her husband - Pa Garlough was a nightwatchman at Forest Industries in Kenema. Her nephew - Patrick was one of our best friends. A daughter Elizabeth was a frequent visitor to our house. Baby Elizabeth, another daughter was about 11 or so and a student at our primary school.
Sisi Elizabeth was a wonderfully easy going woman - always with a wonderful smile and a very positive outlook. It was from her that I usually bought 5 cents of daily groundnuts daily. She was a wonderful person. In the back ground in white docket and with her back to the camera is the head of the Bondo Society in our area (and our neighbor) - Mama Hokey Kemoh.