It's been a while - close to 40 years but we reconnected. A respected Ashanti chief for over 30 years. - A Ghanaian friend, helped to locate him and indicated that a chief's name sometimes gets changed. A link was sent and I immediately recognized the photos, particularly one younger photo from our school days in Toronto. We then connected via phone and Social Media. I made it clear to him that I was not leaving Ghana without an in-person connection. The 6 hour trip to the rich cultural city of Kumasi was already on the agenda so it was just a matter of time.
An Architect by profession, he personally designed his palace. He initiated some recent community project including a library and a bank (AMRB). We met and it was just like yesterday - chat, laugh and some refreshment. It was about good friends reconnecting - memorable !