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Re: SCHILLING, SALVA, AND CAPTAIN BRIGGO!!!

How well do I remember the little boy who went boasting to Bulla, Dunstan and his other Edward Street friends that "Dada buy ah iron-shirt for me."

Of course that little boy was you, Clive Lewis, and Dada was your mom, the one and only Mrs Sylvia Lewis. Many, many memorable and joyful thoughts are still with me when I think of her, her butcher husband "Katch," your grand-mother, Ms. Irenie, and the rest of the Lewis family on Edward Street. Would you believe that your dad's real name has slipped my mind, which only goes to show that in Gouyave we remember people far better and longer, by their nicknames than by their real names. As an example, I will sooner forget the name Collins than I would his nickname "Ball-o." Please say hi to him and the rest of the family for me.

Hey guy (here in America we don't say "bloke"(lol)), I'm glad you added the name "Dada" by which your mother was equally well known in Gouyave, as she was by Ms Sylvia or Katch wife. Dada was that other name by which many of us still fondly recall who she was!!

I hope I am not mistaken in correcting your "catch of Large snappers,Trevally,common tuna, Earth Bway,etc." Don't you mean "Couvalli" instead of Trevally?
For all I know you may be right about Salva's deep-sea fishing, but I can't confirm your correction. Oh yes, Salva was indeed Mr Bertie Wilson's brother, and as best as I know, Savill was a friend, not a brother as Daniel wrote, of the Wilsons. Btw, I think Savill was the brother of Mrs. Winifred John whose children were Rita, Darryl, Joslyn and Cecil my old elementary schoolmate.

Finally thanks for that flattering comment >>Oh,those halcyon days, preciously and historically depicted by Tony DeCoteau in his latest book"A town called Gouyave"),a man I remember from my childhood.<<
That description makes you sound so much like a poet/author. Are you?

"A PLACE CALLED GOUYAVE" was written intentionally to rekindle the fond memories of those of us who were around, and to teach our next generation(s) wherever they call home today, about their remarkable grand-parents whose homes during the 1950's were in Gouyave on the tiny Caribbean island of Grenada.
Kirani James is just the more renowned Gouyave man that they'll probably hear about, but there are so many, many others too.


Best regards again.