The return of my eldest brother from overseas after completing his medical
studies in England was a memorable family occasion.
Every member of our family turned up at the airport with joy and
expectations to await his arrival. As the plane
taxied in, we wondered how he would look after his long
absence, for he had returned only once for a holiday and that was four years
back. At last, he appeared, taller and bulkier than ever, looking very
different in his trendy clothes and a new hairdo. He had grown shades
After we had exchanged hugs and greetings, he introduced to us his
long-time girl friend who had also qualified as a doctor at the same
university. We were thrilled beyond
words when he announced that the two of them had just been engaged. We went
home to celebrate the double joy with a re-union dinner. Some of his old
classmates, friends and our relatives, too, had been invited that night.
A sumptuous dinner of various courses
and delicacies was served with desserts and fruits to round off the meal.
Throughout dinner, my brother entertained us with interesting tales of life
in England and of his university experiences.
That memorable day ended with great joy. We, his family, were especially
proud of his achievements and his choice of a lovely girl.