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A Mother as Lovely as You! – S.Africa

  You Made Our World Go Around! You Made our Lives so Sound! “Thank You” Born 30th September 1912- In Memory. We never wanted to be without you; but I am sure there were days you wished you were!  I know you didn’t … Continue reading

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The “V” of South Africa

For Jenny’s Alphabe Thursday, I am going to write my thoughts, the bits and bobs that I remember of how it was for me, during my almost fifty years spent in South Africa. These are my ‘V’ memories, opinions and views … Continue reading

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We were different

As part of the “I write for #FWF”, a challenge by Kellie: Remember your first day at school……. Now this was a very long time ago as you will see from my photograph, yes that’s me on the chair a year … Continue reading

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The “D” of South Africa

The “D” of South Africa For Jenny’s Alphabe Thursday, I am going to write my thoughts, the bits and bobs that I remember and how it was for me, during my almost fifty years spent in South Africa.  These are my ‘D’ memories, opinions and views on a time … Continue reading

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The ‘A’ of South Africa

For Jenny’s Alphabet Thursday, I am going to write my thoughts on bits and bobs and how it was for me, during my almost fifty years spent in South Africa.  These are my ‘A’ memories, opinions and views on a time during a much loved childhood and beyond!   Some things … Continue reading

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Granny Heirlooms

So what did you find in Granny’s display cabinet? This is my collection, all from my mother’s display cabinet.  My mother, but always was and will be called, Granny.  She would have been 100 this year. This jam or sugar bowl is … Continue reading

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Five Senses – Take Me Back.

What do you remember about life before you were six? So much of it gets confused with what you have been told by your parents, big sisters, aunts and uncles. Are they really your own memories in the end? Touch … Continue reading

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Shades of Autumn

  It is time, 2011. The appearance of curly, red-brown leaves on an uncut lawn drew my attention first. They may have been gathering there for a couple of days, who knows. I noticed some more rustling together under the … Continue reading

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A Child of Africa?

It never occurred to me as a child that I was different; I lived it every day. We did, my siblings and I. It was the way we spoke, dressed and even the fact that we were held so close … Continue reading

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The Golden Girl versus Africa

“SHE WAS ONE OF LIFE’S RARE TREASURES.” “She was grand! She was grand! If there was more of her sort, sure, the world would be a better place!” Arthur said, This came from a man who had known her for … Continue reading

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