Friday, June 19, 2009


Rondo Blue is an Australian Fan of Huey Long and the Ink Spots and a member of the Ink SPots Museum Fans. Bula Rondo !

O my God! O Thou forgiver of sins, bestower of gifts, dispeller of afflictions!
Verily, I beseech thee to forgive the sins of such as have abandoned the physical garment and have ascended to the spiritual world.
O my Lord! Purify them from trespasses, dispel their sorrows, and change their darkness into light. Cause them to enter the garden of happiness, cleanse them with the most pure water, and grant them to behold Thy splendors on the loftiest mount.


Na, aka Jojiana Palu aka Visila Vou - my mother ! She loves the music of the 1940s to 1960s period.

O my God! O my God! Verily, thy servant, humble before the majesty of Thy divine supremacy, lowly at the door of Thy oneness, hath believed in Thee and in Thy verses, hath testified to Thy word, hath been enkindled with the fire of Thy love, hath been immersed in the depths of the ocean of Thy knowledge, hath been attracted by Thy breezes, hath relied upon Thee, hath turned his face to Thee, hath offered his supplications to Thee, and hath been assured of Thy pardon and forgiveness. He hath abandoned this mortal life and hath flown to the kingdom of immortality, yearning for the favor of meeting Thee.
O Lord, glorify his station, shelter him under the pavilion of Thy supreme mercy, cause him to enter Thy glorious paradise, and perpetuate his existence in Thine exalted rose garden, that he may plunge into the sea of light in the world of mysteries.
Verily, Thou art the Generous, the Powerful, the Forgiver and the Bestower.


“O my God! This is Thy servant and the son of Thy servant who hath believed in Thee and in Thy signs, and set his face towards Thee, wholly detached from all except Thee. Thou art, verily, of those who show mercy the most merciful.

Deal with him, O Thou Who forgivest the sins of men and concealest their faults, as beseemeth the heaven of Thy bounty and the ocean of Thy grace. Grant him admission within the precincts of Thy transcendent mercy that was before the foundation of earth and heaven. There is no God but Thee, the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Generous.

Let him, then, repeat six times the greeting “Alláh-u-Abhá,” and then repeat nineteen times each of the following verses:

We all, verily, worship God.

We all, verily, bow down before God.

We all, verily, are devoted unto God.

We all, verily, give praise unto God.

We all, verily, yield thanks unto God.

We all, verily, are patient in God.


Nai Gale is a Bahai from Lalati Village in Beqa Island. She and Na are best friends and soul sisters who love the same music from the same era although she is 10 years younger than Na. Thank you for the prayers Nei Gale.

O Thou forgiving Lord!
Although some souls have spent the days of their lives in ignorance, and became estranged and contumacious, yet, with one wave from the ocean of Thy forgiveness, all those encompassed by sin will be set free. Whomsoever Thou willest Thou makest a confidant, and whosoever is not the object of Thy choice is accounted a transgressor. Shouldst Thou deal with us with Thy justice, we are all naught but sinners and deserving to be shut out from Thee, but shouldst Thou uphold mercy, every sinner would be made pure and every stranger a friend. Bestow, then, Thy forgiveness and pardon, and grant Thy mercy unto all.
Thou art the Forgiver, the Lightgiver and the Omnipotent.


We are grateful to the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the Fiji Islands for the space, to the secretary for the photographs and for their kind hospitality during this occasion. May God bless you all.

To Anita Long and the Long family, to all the friends of Huey Long and the people of America, we send to you our appreciation for Huey Long, a life well lived and generously shared to all who came to know him, another unique gift to the world by America, the Beautiful !

Tavenisa Diri

Practising some guitar skills at the Nailuva Road learning studio !

Tavenisa and the President of the National Mothers Association Mrs Muniamma Naicker - the sister organization of the Soqosoqo Vakamarama in Lautoka, 2008.

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