I have finally given my blog a name. Mama JunkYard’s
When I was really young my uncles used to tell me that I was found in a junk yard somewhere in Eldoret. Whenever I would remind them that I was born in New York they would tell me it was a lie that my mum came up with so I wouldn’t feel bad.
Around this time my fully grown uncles were going through a Tom and Jerry phase and there was one episode they really liked. The episode, called Baby Puss sees Tom dressed up as a baby – diapers, bib and bonnet. Jerry decides to invite the street cats in so they can all have a laugh at Tom. One cat dresses up in a skirt, places a fruit basket on his head and sing his own rendition of Carmen Miranda’s Mama En Quiero.
My uncles decided to replace the Portuguese words with Mama JunkYard and each time we drove past a junkyard they would point back and forth from junkyard to me singing:
‘Mama junkYard, Mama JunkYard, Mama ma ma ma ma mama Mama Junkyard’
Oh and yes that is a picture of me in the header…