I write on the day of the burial of Revd Graham Roy Smith. It is for others to write a full obituary but my admiration for him and my sadness at his death compel me to dedicate this last Umbrella Chaplain’s Corner to him. It is hard to fathom the depth of the perseverance and humility and dedication of an expatriate Anglican minister who in his late 60s would raise the funds and then launch a new congregation in the […]
As most of our readers know, since 2014 Jonathan Dunn has been HMCG Rio or, written out: Her [Britannic] Majesty’s Consul General in Rio de Janeiro. He and his family – wife Karen, sons William and George – have been an integral part of our local community during their stay here, but they will soon be leaving us to return to the UK.
On May 19th several former TBS Board members past and present got together to visit the School’s recently completed Barra site. The group, which included no less than four former Chairmen, enjoyed a tour guided by Head of Site Robert Franklin and Finance and Admin Manager Claudia Ribeiro. Along on the visit were people who, at various times in the past, dreamed about and then worked hard to make the dream of a new purposebuilt school building come true. All […]
Seen over the April 7-8 weekend, in chiquérrimo Ipanema and then in deepest Centro, were the almost mythical bunfighters, a band of brothers and sisters who sang together many many many moons ago (none of them is counting), but who remained friends notwithstanding, and who occasionally get together for a chat or two or three to slaughter saudades. As two longstanding members of the overseas branches were simultaneously in town, the weekend of April 7-8 saw a memorable gathering of […]