Margaret Elizabeth Jaikissoon
My mother was born Margaret Elizabeth Raghoonanan in Trinidad. She was named after Princess Margaret who visited the island on the year of her birth in 1955. Her parents, Dolly and Sonny, were both sugarcane and rice farmers supporting a family of nine. In the early hours of the morning, my mother would tend to the farm animals, cook for the house and help raise her younger siblings.
It was a multicultural environment at the home with nurses from Spain, Mauritius, Ireland, Jamaica, and Germany and we soon fitted in.