My Treasure – Margaret Bohoussou
‘A special gift – my silk painting’
‘My friend Diana gave me this silk painting in the late 1970s. We met when I went to teach French in Drumfries, Scotland in 1976. She taught in the classroom next to mine. We became firm friends and when Diana visited friends from University in Hong Kong she brought me back this painting as she knew I liked birds. When I moved to West Africa in 1982 where I lived for 30 years Diana wrote to me, sending birthday, Easter and Christmas cards every year. I retired back to the UK in 2012, and was able to visit Diana before she died in July of that year. What a faithful friend she proved to be’.
Story written by Margaret Bohoussou (nee Linton) from Ballymena and member of Ballymena Friendship Club