Born in Harrismith in 1955 as was Mom Mary in 1928 and Gran Annie in 1893. Annie thought “the queen” was also the queen of South Africa. Elizabeth, not Pieter-Dirk.
To balance that, there’s this side of the family.
Attended the plaaslike schools in Harrismith till 1972.
A year in the USA in 1973 as a Rotary exchange student in Apache Oklahoma.
Studied optometry in Joburg 1974 – 1977.
Worked in Hillbrow and Welkom in 1978.
Army (Potch and Roberts Heights) in 1979 and in Durban (Hotel Command and Addington Hospital) in 1980.
Stayed in Durban and got married in 1988. About then this blog’s era ends. (Post-marriage tales are told in Bewilderbeast Droppings.
‘Strue!! But also: Pinch of salt.