Build-A-Boat

When we grew up outside Harrismith ca 1959 we couldn’t use the lounge. The lounge was filled edge-to-edge by an upside-down speedboat. The old man built his first speedboat in this lounge, shown below many decades later: Younger sis Sheila, in the picture with Mom & Dad, says he also built that fireplace. Then, afterContinue reading “Build-A-Boat”

Insomnia, Somnambulism & Theatre

The old man has good news about a great discovery for people who can’t sleep. He can’t sleep: “I only fall asleep around 2am and then sleep for a few hours” he complains. I visited overnight recently and urged him to take the sleeping tablets he had. Mom gave one to him and he carriedContinue reading “Insomnia, Somnambulism & Theatre”

A Cure for Texting n Driving

Do not text and drive. It’s called Distracted Driving and it’s dangerous. Especially now. My old man aged 95 and eight months in the shade took himself off to Wartburg and got his drivers licence renewed for a further five years. He will still be driving legally on a street near you at the ageContinue reading “A Cure for Texting n Driving”

The Ancient Marinades

So the old man went to Maritzburg College for their 150th anniversary 1863-2013 on Saturday. Sheila ignored his protests and arranged it all, including getting free tickets. He’s 91 and was in the 1938 matric class when College was a mere 75yrs old. He bailed out around April and went to work for the GPOContinue reading “The Ancient Marinades”