I posted this video on May 23, 2007. I thought I had save the page from google cache but it is not to be found on my computer at the moment. I can’t recall what was written on the page now. I had good comments on the post. Thank you for taking the time to say something about my Grand-Mama.



  1. Darly wrote: My Grand-Mama is a wonderful and kind lady. She is 87 years old and is the oldest living person in the village. When my Grand-Papa abandoned her and found several new wives, Grand-Mama went on to raise 8 children on her own. She sold all her land and took all sort of jobs to make sure all her children can attend school. One of her sons was able to attend private school in Vientiane.

  2. Thank you Nye for the first part of the post. The part that came after “read more” was like a page long I think.

    I called her last Thursday and talked to her for about 20 minutes since my Grand-Mama has a cold. I didn’t want her to speak too much.

    Usually it’s like an hour or more once a week or once every two weeks when I can’t buy more credit to call Laos. At times it’s a three to four times a week like when I first came back. But calling Laos can be expensive even with Skype since I have so many relatives that want to talk to me.

  3. Darly, this is the first part of you post which I’ve overlooked,

    Darly wrote: While waiting for dinner to be served, I spent a few minutes talking to my Grand-Mama. I had my digi-cam with me so I decided to make a clip of my Grand-Mama. I don’t know what her name is and has never asked anyone of her true identity. To me she is my Grand-Mama. I was fortunate to be able to see her before I leave Pakse for Vientiane the next day. Grand-Mama just had her knee surgery two weeks prior to my return to Pakse. She fell down last year and broke her left knee in the bathroom. My aunts had to take her to Thailand for the surgery and they had to borrow money to cover the cost. It was fate that I found out about my Grand-Mama and the passing of my Grand-Papa. I was able to go to Laos and helped with Boun Loy Vanh.

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