I received this Al Wasat supplement in the mail (pages 25-40). Immediately, a smile appeared on my face.
It's a supplement about the national union organization, which was the first nationalistic (not sectarian, like nowadays) in Bahrain. It had its roots in unions and labours' demands, but quickly transformed into a national movement. Their demands from the British (back then Bahrain was a British protectorate)and the Al Khalifa family were equal rights and a share in government. Sadly, most of its leaders were either detained, arrested, tortured, or sent to exile in St Helena (where Napoleon was sent).
Everyone who cares about Bahrain should read about this phase of our history.
What put a smile on my face, however, was that a saw someone I recognize, and dear to my heart, in two of the pictures (pages 26 and 40). He's my grandfather, allah yru7mah; the same person who I detailed one of his escapades in a previous post (The Old Days in Bahrain). He wasn't a very major player in the organization, but he was still very active non-the less. To say the least, I'm very proud of that episode in his life, and proud to be his grandson.