Johnson’s Christmas

Papa Johnson, a widowed Nigerian grandfather in his mid eighties currently living in his retirement home (read mansion) in the outskirts of Lagos has ‘unusually’ invited members of his immediate family over to spend a Christmas weekend with him. Though he has communicated with every one of them at one point or the other, Papa Johnson has not met with any of the invited guests in over a year.

Christmas At The Johnson’s – The Connection

Johnsons Christmas

I awoke the next morning feeling Bittersweet. On the one hand it had been really nice to get to meet my siblings. I had lived with dad for a short period when they were all abroad and it had been difficult hearing about how great they were and how I should aspire to be better on the other hand, I felt relief that I’d leave all the judgmental eyes that I felt were on me all weekend.