Dad’s Coffee Cups in Cairo

In the Cairo bazaar Dad watched an Armenian man making coffee cups. He worked on a wooden lathe that his father had hand-made, he said. He was spinning silver – thin sheets of silver – a wheel presses the silver onto a wooden cup-shaped form as it rotates, spreading and shaping the metal. He saidContinue reading “Dad’s Coffee Cups in Cairo”

World War 2 – 94yr-old Dad reminisces

DRAFT – WORK IN PROGRESS Dad was in the SA Signal Corps in the South Africa Defence Force (or the “Union Army”?). They fought in Egypt and Italy (in the 8th army – British). My military terminology will be found amateur and dodgy, but I’ll fix where I’m told to! Yes SIR! Egypt SA playedContinue reading “World War 2 – 94yr-old Dad reminisces”