“Who was he for me?… I was also at his birthday, but only for 15 minutes, because he saw me, and asked me from the balcony to come in, just for a minute” – thirteenth fragment of Martha’s book

fragmentAt work he often liked to start chatting. For the first year everything was calm, and I had friendly relations with him and his brother. We even had coffee and a cake with his brother on his name day (or his brother’s name day, I don’t remember precisely). I visited them three times during the first year, when he asked me to lend him some money, when he needed to repair his car. I was also at his birthday, but only for 15 minutes, because he saw me, and asked me from the balcony to come in, just for a minute.

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The anniversary of Martha’s imprisonment and Martha’s name day – day after day

Martha remembers all the dates best.
She remembers about all the dates and thinks about everyone.

On July 28, there was an anniversary of Martha’s imprisonment.
The second already.
And the next day – Jylu 29 -… Martha’s name day.
In 2016, the Jury was in a hurry.
It started the proceedings on July 25, and for few days it couldn’t reach a verdict.
It couldn’t make a decision on July 29, 2016, because one of the Jurors had already planned flight for summer holiday. So decision was made in the last possible day – July 28, 2016.
(On the other hand, July 29 was the last day before summer break in the Court)
It was close and the decision about Martha’s imprisonment would be made on her name day.
(From the perspective of time, we can say that on July 28, 2016, the decision about imprisoning Martha was ANNOUNCED).

Nevertheless a date easy to remember came to Martha:
imprisonment a day before her name day.
The imprisonment is sometimes called “a birthday”.
So one day is “birthday” and the next day is name day.

Name day – Sunday, July 29, 2018, was calm for Martha.
She didn’t prepare anything for herself on the day.
The friend who visited Martha that day, gave her name day wishes.
In Ireland usually name day isn’t celebrated.
Polish people living in Ireland usually don’t have a Polish calendar with name days.

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