Memories of a childhood move from South Africa back to Southern Rhodesia.

May the Lord show you His favour and give you His peace. Numbers 6:26 Two questions. How did Dad get those packing boxes made of plywood? Why don’t I remember seeing the house empty? There is something you need to know about my Dad. He very rarely bought things from a shop and here isContinue reading “Memories of a childhood move from South Africa back to Southern Rhodesia.”

Memories from my life as a child in South Africa: Work, money and a family move.

Work makes the world go round. No, that is not what we say. Money makes the world go round, that is the saying we know but it was a move that saved our family and changed our world. My father and mother were both nurses. There were no wealthy relatives in the wings. Mum wasContinue reading “Memories from my life as a child in South Africa: Work, money and a family move.”

Memories of 4- childhood years in Johannesburg South Africa. Jealousy and a wedding.

for you shall worship no other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God. Exodus 34:14 Then other verses that are interesting are: Deuteronomy 4:24 2 Corinthians 11: 2 Jealousy is a strange animal boxed / trapped or left out in the wild where it is comfortable. The Johannesburg years wereContinue reading “Memories of 4- childhood years in Johannesburg South Africa. Jealousy and a wedding.”

Memories from a school day in Johannesburg.

A man or woman of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother/ sister. Proverbs 18 : 24 Friendship is patient, Friendship is kind, It does not hate , It is not proud, It does not dishonour others, It is not self-seeking, It is not easyContinue reading “Memories from a school day in Johannesburg.”

Memories from the four years spent as a child in Johannesburg. (7 to 11 years old) Mrs Cole and my Mum.

At some time during the four years we spent living in Johannesburg Mum took up private nursing. This meant she could be more flexible in how she was able to spend time with us. Most of her work was done at night for very ill patients who wanted to die at home but needed roundContinue reading “Memories from the four years spent as a child in Johannesburg. (7 to 11 years old) Mrs Cole and my Mum.”

Memories from a life as a child in Johannesburg

We moved from a town then known as Bulawayo in one country to a city, Johannesburg in South Africa. Windows let light in and make a home come alive. My late mother – in – law, Dorothy, used to say choose a place for its light and she helped us choose our first home inContinue reading “Memories from a life as a child in Johannesburg”

A memory of a pool a long time ago and a few stitches in my chin.

God will bless you with peace. Galatians 6 : 16 Firstly my sister after reading my last post said: ” Do you remember…” and then the feelings all came flooding back. I was terribly excited that we were going to go to our favourite public pool after the sun had set. My parents’ friends andContinue reading “A memory of a pool a long time ago and a few stitches in my chin.”

Dresses and a tall swing

” Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do it.” Proverbs 3: 27 The “tall” swing!The swing liftingThe body singingThe mind bending on some childish problemFlying highSailing low clothes caught in the rush of airHanging onMovement strongThe tall swing in full use!Continue reading “Dresses and a tall swing”

Memories of what I looked like at about 6 years old.

Let nothing be done through strife or vain glory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem the other better than themselves. Philippians 2 : 3 My mum said at different times, different things about my face. These are the ones I remember. “Your face is heart-shaped. Your hair is thick, you are so lucky.Continue reading “Memories of what I looked like at about 6 years old.”

Fatzo and Bonzo. Two fondly remembered dogs. Be warned. A little sad.

“Peace, peace, to those far and near,” says the Lord. Isaiah 57: 19 I guess you need to know that dogs have always been a part of my life. Each one has held a little of my life in their paws. Memories without them are almost impossible and important times are linked to them. NowContinue reading “Fatzo and Bonzo. Two fondly remembered dogs. Be warned. A little sad.”

An asked for gift ( memories of a young child)

Love prospers when a fault is forgiven. Proverbs 17 : 9 It was the way Dad was walking.  His feet splayed out like a duck and in his arms, with one hand carefully supporting the bottom, was a large,  brown, cardboard box. Then I noticed the box had a life of its own.  It shudderedContinue reading “An asked for gift ( memories of a young child)”