Our second house was made of wood, with G.I. roofing instead of nipa roof, and bamboo walls, wooden floor instead of bamboo, and it had a place for bathing called BANGSAL. Later on it had a separate toilet, too, far from our house proper, inside our yard. In this new house we had a real […]
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1994 Memoir – 3. Our Sleeping Time
We used petroleum lamps or candles at night to eat our supper, then went to sleep early under one large mosquito net or a wide buri (blanket-covered) mat. Father and my brother used one blanket while Mother and I used one blanket together. We slept on the bamboo floor. Before sleeping we prayed Our Father, […]
Story of My Life (1994) – Chapter Titles
Introduction Story Of My Life Our Sleeping Time A Better Home My Grandfather Gavino Bravo My Grandfather Eleuterio Sibayan (Terio) My Father Florencio Sibayan (Inciong) My Mother Victoriano Toyang (“Idot”) Raft Riding Down Abra River Mother’s Misfortune Mother’s Personality Orphan’s Song Pre School Life and Out-of-School Life Early Primitive Life Early School Experiences The School Teachers […]
1994 Memoir – 1. Introduction: Jose B. Sibayan, Sr.
1.20.98This book is written for my seven children and families, dedicated in honor of their mother, who wrote a “STORY OF MY LIFE” ending in her trip around the world with JoJo in 1970. Praise the Lord! JBS 9/11/94 (Sunday) Today is Grandparents’ Day. Nobody among my seven (7) children, 15 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild […]