June 8 – another magical night for the island of Malta. Malta, a small, island country, south of Sicily…. I have a very good friend of mine, who is Maltese. We met in the 6th grade. She said she was Maltese. I’m pretty sure I said, “where is that, never heard of it!” Lol! Of course, she proceeded to tell me and proudly talked about her background, her island, the capital of Valletta and the island of Gozo. Did you know there is a church there that was bombed in the war and the bomb never went off? It’s still in the church! Her parents were born in Malta, but she was born here. I fondly recall the memories of calling her on the phone after school, with her mom answering the phone…each time, it was the same…. her name was Mary Rose, although she preferred Mary. Her mom would answer….”Mar-ah-rose, it’s Jah-ha-na…” And so it went for many years, unless her little brother answered the phone – he was about 3 or 4 at the time and he answered it the same every time, “hello, who’s this?” 🙂
There were not a lot of videos or real pictures of this Malta concert, so I had to do a little digging to find what I could. Enjoy! Credit to all owners! 🙂
I hope you enjoyed your tour of Malta!
Next stop, Naples – June 10!