""It takes a village to raise a child"
I listened on the radio yesterday to the afternoon play on Radio 4, one of my frequent Listens. It was called The Jonestown Letters. I just listened to it as a 'casual' listener, but as the play / documentary went on, I was drawn more into it.
"The compelling true story of two sisters, Annie and Carolyn Moore, who died in the mass suicide at Jonestown in Guyana on November 18th 1978. Over 900 people died that day, followers of Peoples Temple and its leader, Jim Jones. This documentary drama is one family's experience of Peoples Temple, which began with the highest ideals. It's told through the actual letters between Carolyn & Annie and their parents back home. With contributions from their sister Rebecca Moore, and music performed by Peoples Temple Choir."
You can listen to this still, for another six days, at :
if you get the time and / or inclination.
It made me want to look more at the whole Guyana / Jonestown project.
Anyway, wihout going into it too much here, one fo the sisters writing back home, when she was in Jonestown, was telling of the joy of seeing the children learning, not by books or teachers, but just BEING and playing in the jungle, and being close to nature.
I am not getting this across too well, but it just made me want to find out more about the GOOD (I am now in total non-judgment of the whole Jim Jones 'thing' until I find out a bit more) stuff that the Peoples Temple did bring in it's lifetime under Jones. The medical staff, close attention and love of eh 'elderly',
Oh, I hope you get time to listen to it. I would like to hear your opinion.
Anyhow, I will pass on anything I come across in my wanderings here and if anyone else has anything to say about the PT and Jones, well, I would appreciate it..
Jim Jones and is Peoples Church
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