What happened to JB?

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You may wonder who JB might be. Well, the title will be that long if I would put Josephine Bracken’s name in there. :)

My sister Pauline said that in her Rizal class, she will be reporting about Jose Rizal’s love interests. Oh there were quite a few! :) Rizal’s love life was my favorite topic in my¬† Rizal class back in college. I remember how my father used to brag his grades in Rizal. He said that he got a flat 1 grade in the said subject! :)

While wer were talking about Rizal’s girlfriends, I remember about Josephine Bracken. We all know that she was Rizal’s last girlfriend and fiancee. Although, many believed that they were married though no proof was found. She was with Rizal during his last days. When Rizal was shot to death on Dec. 30, 1896 at Bagumbayan, we have not known what happened to Josephine after his death.

I did a little research about this lady’s life after the death of her fiance. I learned that she joined the revolutionaries but voluntarily returned to Hongkong after receiving a threat of torture and imprisonment. She then married Vicente Abad and had a daughter named, Dolores. She died of Tubercolosis in 1902. But she was buried in an unknown grave. :(

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Well, I just hope that Josephine and Jose had a happy life together.

Ciao! :)

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