Wednesday, March 7, 2007


"Do not worship money, earn it honestly and spend it wisely. Love conquers all difficulties. And above all put a good supply of forgiveness in your heart. You will feel much
better inside.

Jesus Christ has set the example.
Thank you, all of you, who have made my life on earth a very fruitful one."
This is the middle part of my mother Sarah's “Farewell Letter” which with great effort she wrote in her own elegant penmanship just days before her death on January 30, 2002.

Before she became very ill, our mother Sarah began to write an autobiography which she tried to complete had it not been for her kidneys that had deteriorated too fast leading to her death at age 93. She was a couple of chapters short.

My brother in law Fred de la Rosa [married to my youngest sister
Josefina] and I were able to complete the final chapters just to make her
autobiography end appropriately.

We, her children, are now happy to announce that the book is finally out and
available for anyone desiring to purchase a copy.

We hope to have copies available in a select San Francisco, California bookstores
named ARKIPELAGO BOOKS as well as in Manila's major bookstores like

A copy has been priced at $15.00 each plus shipping and handling of $3.00
[only in North America.]

The cost in Philippine Pesos is still to be established once the bookstores
in Manila have agreed on our arrangements.

I will keep you posted on this matter via email. Tony Joaquin


At May 4, 2016 at 11:43 PM , Blogger Hari Bayani said...

Dear Mr. Joaquin,

My name is Hari Bayani. My mother, Rose Birco studied drama under Sarah Joaquin at Far Eastern University and was involved in several of Mrs. Joaquin's productions. My mom's family was also friends with Nick Joaquin, who wrote an article on my uncle, Jose Birco, who died in the Vietnam War. I would love to show you photos of my mom and Sarah Joaquin, as well as the article Nick Joaquin wrote.



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