Happy 90th birthday
to my Aunt Sr. Veronica 'Baptista' Smiddy on March 9th 2013.
Photo taken above of Baptista in her younger days -
Sr. Baptista Smiddy taught in Couva for twelve of the forty years she spent in Trinidad. The following words to a past-pupil show the memory and heart of teachers for their students:
“I’m so happy to have had a ‘tiny’ part in your education and formation. May God fill you with wisdom and courage to speak up and to speak out when necessary; to use your gifts of education and natural ability for the betterment of your sisters and brothers ... ... If I have helped in any way to educate you and others - to be alert, aware, courageous and vocal when necessary - that’s reward enough for me. God bless you and all my past-pupils in this school!"