Tag Archives: Africa

32 Days on Board

June 15 – It was 68 years ago that I reached Cape Town, South Africa, after being aboard the African Crescent out of New York for 32 days. At last I was in Africa, something I had dreamed about for … Continue reading

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Fire and Water (and crocodiles)

March 13 – One of the town as we lived in while I was a boy in Africa was called Clonsilla, a suburb of the town of Gwelo. My parents had rented a house there and in the yard around … Continue reading

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Go With God…

January 29 – As those of you who follow our blog may know,  I was only 25 years old when I left my home in Pennsylvania for a long journey to Africa where I would be teaching. My mother wrote … Continue reading

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A Snake in the Laundry Room

January 9 – In late December, Dale had gone downstairs to get something that he needed to use to get the lid off a jar full of canned tomatoes. When he came back up the stairs, I was finishing off … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving II

December 27 – Yes, sooner or later I’ll get this story out there! As you may recall, my previous post started off at Thanksgiving. Here’s part number two: I didn’t think I was at all hungry, but when I checked … Continue reading

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Queenly Things

May 23 – Years ago, back in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe today) where I was teaching, I heard that the Queen would be visiting in a town not too far from the mission, giving me a chance to see her. QUEEN ELIZABETH! … Continue reading

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Royals Weddings and Babies

May 21 – The world stage has been growing with all of the plans for the wedding that took place this weekend, with another young lady welcomed into the British royalty! Need not ask what is first to be talked … Continue reading

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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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