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Today December 1st - -my dear mother (Iris Wilson) celebrated her 96th birthday. I give thanks and praise to the Almighty for this simply wonderful thing called life. My Mom has always been a strong supporter of the pan. Her mother ( my grandmother Mena) used her property to house the first Flamingoes steelband in the village of St.John in St. Augustine. Her husband (my Dad) has been around in the "Iron Band" days. Her four sons Ken, Don Patrick and Salah are all still involved with pan. Her brother Bob Theroulde (my uncle), has been the pioneer founder and leader behind the original Flamingoes, Gay Flamingoes, Harmonettes (not Harmonites) and also Exodus. He is also still involved with pan now living in Edmonton. The legacy of pan in the family continues. We are grateful that the Matriach of this family is still around and we celebrate this birthday with her ...Give thanks and praises

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Happy Bday Mama Wilson. Thank you for all you support of the pan over the years!!

Best wishes for many more!! :)

Blessed and Happy Birthday to Salah Wilson Mom. May Almighty God Our Creator Most High Continue to Richly Bless You with Continued Long Life - Good  Health - Peace - Love - Joy and Happiness. Your are Blessed! Give Thanks.

Happy Birthday Mama Wilson, may GOD continue to richly bless you.

Dear Salah, It is so true  ... the chip does not fall far from the brick. Keep on keeping on. ... Pantastic

Congratulations and Happy Birthday to you Mama Wilson. May you live to see many, many more.

Hope you also have a very Merry Christmas and a bright and prosperous New Year.

From all of us in  Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

Your Canadian family.

Jerry, Rose, Clyde, Erica, and the entire band. 

Happy Birthday Mama Wilson, May you continue having longer life,

A very Happy birthday to your mom, may she continue to live a long and Happy life. She has seen the birth of the steel band, that's super!!

Hi everyone,

I just spoke with my Mom in Trinidad and read out to her all of your  wonderful comments ....she is extremely grateful that people she does not know is wishing her all of these good things ...she gives her  thanks to you all and I quote her  "May God bless all of them..that is so nice and thoughtful"  so my friends I thank you all and you all have just gotten a 96 year old blessing....remember the saying  "you can count your blessings"

Best regards


Thank you Brenda,

She spent a wonderful day


Hi Salah, Congratulations to your Mom.    Your Uncle Bob,(your Mom's brother) will be 76 on Jan 7 , 20 years younger than his sister , and still going strong too, he loves his pan and his family .

Thank you Pat, he is the Patriach of the family and we are so proud of him because he was only 17 years old when he founded and pioneered the original Flamingoes ..a 17 year old kid with that type of insight and commitment at that time 1957.  I am quite honoured to be a part of this Family. I recall that we had some 20 players in Flamingoes who were immediate direct family relatives. I can only wish the best for both my uncle and Mom



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