These pictures tell a funny story.
This picture was taken November 1958. The girl on the right is Kathy, my aunt. It’s her birthday, so the cake is for her. The girl on the left is Rita, my mother. She is obviously upset about not having her own cake. Just look at that face.
This picture was taken later that same day. There are two things that really stand out to me.
Nassau was my favorite place to visit while in The Bahamas. I wish I could have spent more time at this port. Oh well, I guess I will just have to go back for another visit.
Nassau is full of cute little shops. I felt like we went into a hundred different stores, but I enjoyed each one of them.
Malia and I went to the Nassau Library and Museum. The building was originally used as a jail, so the layout was rather unique. The one thing that really caught my attention was their card catalog system. I was completely enthralled and just stood there running my fingers along the wooden cabinet and the cards. I wish I had photos, but pictures were not allowed inside the building.
We also encountered statues and posters dedicated to the woman of The Bahamas. They were praised for their hard work and sacrifice during the nation’s difficult times. They were admired for their willingness to give of themselves in an effort to create a better life for all citizens.
I cannot talk about Nassau without mentioning the beaches and the beautiful ocean. The water was a clear blue and I could watch the fish as they swam near the docks. The fish I saw had yellow and black strips, so I called them bumblebee fish.