Category Archives: Africa

Thoughts on Food – Second Course

April 9 – Not too long ago, our grandson Robbie invited us for dinner after David had preached the sermon in church. Both Robbie and Kevin had been learning about foods of all kinds and how to prepare them all … Continue reading

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African Tales – Two Short Bits

December 18 – The following are two short stories from my days in Africa living in the town of Clonsilla. Neither one of which is long enough for a full post. So, we do a mashup… The last of our … Continue reading

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A Lifetime of Teaching

November 23 – Just a follow-up on my teacher/volunteer post from earlier this week. I have been a teacher all my life, and have taught in various places for many years: from college graduation in 1949 and my first teaching … Continue reading

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African Tales – Feeding the Multitude

July 21 – One year at the Rusangu Mission there was a famine, caused by a drought that killed off most of the local crops. The mission was responsible for providing food for the students, for it had been paid … Continue reading

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African Tales – Rusangu Mission

July 14 – In 1935 my parents accepted a call to go as missionaries to Southern Rhodesia (Now Zimbabwe). They were assigned to Solusi Mission (now Solusi University) the oldest Seventh-day Adventist mission in the world, and Dad taught there … Continue reading

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African Tale – My Friend Goosu

June 26 – When growing up as a boy in Africa, we lived in a rented home in Clonsilla. It was here that I had my pet mongoose. The dogs found it in a burrow, just a few inches inside … Continue reading

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African Tales – In Which We Refer to the Python

May 8 – A couple of nights ago I was watching a program on TV about catching Burmese pythons in the Florida Everglades. I found it both interesting and exciting, and thought how I would have liked to be one … Continue reading

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African Tales – Karma Chameleon

April 30 – I always liked chameleons and would carry them around and hang them on the electric light cords hanging from the ceilings, where they would snap up the flies that liked to perch on the cords. Africans dislike … Continue reading

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African Tales – Scorpions

October 25 – Scorpions are common in Africa, and I caught many a one under flat rocks, loose bark, or in burrows that they dug. Only once was I stung, and that by just a little guy perched on a … Continue reading

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A Bit of This and a Bit of That

October 12 – Dale has has been listening to several hours of nature stuff on PBS (and I watched some as I walked around trying to find pictures for a future blog entry). First were zebras,etc. in the story of … Continue reading

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