Category Archives: Childhood

African Adventures, Part 4

May 1 – And now for the final installment, I’ll close with a couple of smaller items… Termites were very common and destructive in Africa, and at certain times of year millions of flying termites would emerge from their underground … Continue reading

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African Adventures, Part 3

April 29 – Swarms of locusts were fairly common where we lived and I remember running out on the mission campus and swatting at the locusts that flew past. The farmers were out swatting at them with branches to encourage … Continue reading

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African Adventures, Part 2

April 21 – Another interesting place in Southern Rhodesia was the Zambesi ruins, an area long ago inhabited by an unknown race who built huge walls of stone that tourists go to see and marvel at. A large carved stone bird … Continue reading

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African Adventures, Part 1

April 19 – I grew up in Southern Rhodesia, named after Cecil John Rhodes. My parents went as missionaries in 1935, and their first assignment was to Solusi Mission, the oldest SDA mission station in the world, named after old … Continue reading

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Family Time – Mom

April 10 – Mom never worked outside of the home after she and Pa were married. As a young teen, she was sent out to live in the home of an elderly man who needed somebody to do the cooking, … Continue reading

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Family Time – Pop

April 9 – I haven’t written a blog in so long that it was pretty hard to decide what to write about! Lots of possibilities and maybe a few probabilities. Through the months I have mentioned now and again a … Continue reading

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Do the Mamba

March 21 – Just about everyone has heard of the black mamba, a large, swift, and dangerous African snake. They can grow up to 14 feet in length and have very toxic venom. I have included a picture of me … Continue reading

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A Tale From the (C)old Days

January 31 – I have never been able to figure out why I don’t want to bother with extra clothes for outside unless I really absolutely have to! Whenever we go out to help with the Harvesters’ distribution on cold … Continue reading

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Old Books, Old Letters

October 12 – As my mom used to say when we were kids many years ago, “I’ve been so busy today that you’d have a hard time following me around!” Way back then I couldn’t understand what she was talking … Continue reading

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Some Early History – Part 2

October 3 – At one mission station, there was a famine and the missionaries had to find food for the students, so they sent out to the nearby villages and bought bags of dried locusts. The missionary men also went … Continue reading

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