NANAY (JOSEFINA SUFICIENCIA MELLIZA) WAS STILL STRONG YESTERDAY (May 9, 2011). SHE BRAVED THE RAINS TO SEND OFF MANONG RUDY HINGCO TO HIS FINAL RESTING PLACE. BEFORE THAT, SHE WALKED HER WAY FROM HER HOUSE TO THE CHURCH FOR THE BURIAL MASS.
Nong Rudy is the son of Nanay Coro Hingco, nanay’s elder sister. He died at 81 while watching TV. Nanay was joking with her relatives from sta. barbara yesterday at lunch after the burial.
Tiki (Jema Suficiencia Deocampo, daughter of Nanay’s younger brother Hipolito, bless his soul) had driven her to the cemetery for the burial; nanay walked her way inside to see tatay’s tomb before returning to tiki’s car outside.
Nanay ate heartily and drank pepsi after the burial yesterday and still joked with her kins from Sta. Barbara.
Tiki could not believe it. She drove me this morning to Moleta-Gasapo at Miag-ao, Iloilo. Nanay’s remains will be brought home tomorrow late afternoon. For the meantime, the house in Igbaras is being prepared for her wake.
She had a good laugh with her kins from Sta. Barbara, Iloilo (the town of her birth) before departing.
Photo taken in 2005 after the mass in Igbaras, Iloilo, at her 80th birthday
she was all smile the night of Babe’s despedida
With her brood of nine, two girls and seven boys. I cannot replicate that feat of bringing up this caboodle of kids. Picture taken in 2005 at her 80th birthday.