Calabash_Issue 9 Apr. 2014 - Page 85

celebration With experience at interviewing couples, one can easily sense when a thin facade of unity and marital bliss is being put on for one’s benefit and that the gloves would be off as soon as you are out of earshot. Not so with Mr and Mrs Koroma. Here the affection was genuine and almost palpable. So I asked them whether they ever quarrelled and how such disagreements were resolved. All Mrs Koroma would say with a broad smile was: i tink se mi nar im pikin (he treats me like his child); while Mr K thinks that M’Balu is a ‘fantastic wife and mother’ but who simply cannot reverse or park the car I bought her properly. Calabash cannot but wish this lovely couple many, many years of marital bliss! issue nine | Calabash Magazine | 83