Di and Colin from the UK and moi
Two days ago in the shop, a very talkative customer mentioned he works for Lestsing Mine in Lesotho. I immediately asked him if a certain person was still the general manager. He said, no that person had just turned 85. I said he was the GM of the diamond mine in Oranjemund., Namibia when we worked there in the 90's.
Then this customer and I looked at each other and asked each others names! Turns out Stu Bowen was in Oranjemund the same time as Grant and I worked there. Stu's daughter, Fay walked in and we told her we'd just realized we had worked together way back when. She got us to stand together and took the photo below.
Jo and Stu Bowen, ex-Oranjemunders!
Last week, two very smart ladies were browsing in my shop. The one turned to me and thanked me for speaking Afrikaans. I told them I come from the Free State and the lady said: I'm from Bloemfontein and my sister here is from Marquard. This lady turned to me and as I said: who are you? She said she was Elsabe, lived in the Marquard retirement village; knows my friend, Rina and knows my MIL, Pam as well. She looked closely at me and said: You are Amanda's mother-in-law! I laughed as I'm always known by connection: either John's mother, Amanda's MIL or Grant se vrou (Grant's wife!)
Me and Elsabe from Marquard
Never a dull moment while living in the Valley.