~ REMEMBERING A BYGONE ERA OF HOPSCOTCH ~
The gleaming white Holy Cross seen in this picture was taken during my visit to Cumbiem Morod recently. I was amazed with nostalgia to see how it has stood the test of time now for 3 generations in front of the ancestral family home of Custodio Piedade Fernandes. The area around this Cross was once our childhood playground of various types of games including the timeless common game of 'Hopscotch' that young girls and boys from the village played after coming home in the evening from school. An overlay of the hopscotch pattern drawn over the picture is a touching remembrance of a bygone era bringing back a flood of good memories.