Once again, my awesome grandfather’s birthday is here. But, you may be thinking, I thought that was last year. The funny thing about birthdays, though, is that they tend to happen annually. Last year, I published The Adventures of Charles Seth Ofori: Pipes No Dey Flow. (It might be interesting to know that since then,… Continue reading The Adventures of Charles Seth Ofori (Part II): Acting Fishy
Recently, in Language and Literature class, we began to learn about the progression of mass media communication, which led also to a discussion on yellow journalism. Yellow journalism is basically tinted pure journalism (duh. Hence the yellowing). Newspapers became less serious, so to speak. Rather than being grave and professional, journalism became humorous and sensational.… Continue reading My Grandfather Was a Yellow Journalist Rascal
Grandpa was not an innocent boy in school. This is one of many shenanigans, soon to be released, now in his retirement, when nobody can catch him. LOL. I thought this particular one would be better if written from the perspective of my grandfather, Charles Seth Ofori. I never quite understood what it was that… Continue reading Perfect Prefect Shenanigans
This is a true story, told to me by the one, the only, **drumroll** Charles Seth Ofori. When Grandpa Charles was a little boy in Vakpo, there was a certain delicacy that almost all in the village were familiar with: locusts. (Darling, don’t scrunch your face up in disgust; my mother confirms that they are… Continue reading The Price of Insect Pleasure
The Other Side[Akotowaa's note: Grandpa shared this with me when he came back from the dentist’s a few days ago. Now I’m sharing it with the world. But each story needs to have an input from its teller. Hence, I’ve put flesh on and embellished the truth, as I tend to do.] Charles Seth Ofori once… Continue reading The Other Side
My Grandfather, Charles Seth Ofori, never could fully comprehend the narcissistic tendencies of the female mind. But that didn’t bother him much when he was a teen in Achimota School. Charles was too poor to own shoes, so he went around barefoot. Going barefoot didn’t really bother him much -- but being broke did. It… Continue reading And he bought his groundnuts!
Hello, beautiful people who waste your time reading what I write! I promised myself to begin an entire category dedicated to my Grandpa, called "Stories of Charles Seth Ofori." A lot of people seemed to like the first story I wrote about him, involving a missing wallet and the lack of water. (If you haven't… Continue reading What Happened to Grandpa Last Saturday