REMEMBER YOUR CHILDHOOD
Let's reminisce my friends.
I thank God that we had such a wonderful childhood in such a beautiful country.. Close your eyes... and go back in time...
When milk and newspaper were delivered to your back door. Doctors would be too happy to visit you at home at 2 am, not only that they became personal friends. Petrol cost 4/3d a gallon. The "hot dog stall" near Bogies clock in Gwelo served the best burgers in town.
I'm talking about the time of Drive In cinema's, Hide and Seek in the park or the dark. The garage down the road, the Gremlin, Palace Cinema. Mom dropped you for morning matinee of Tarzan, Batman and Robin and swapping comics too snd the cost was a tickey And Nicks Cafe, Mermaids Pool, Dandy & Beano annuals, French skipping, swimming till your feet went wrinkly, Jumping the river, building a swing from a piece of rope tied to a tree, tennis on the street or picnics in the backyard when Guy Fawks was cool. The smell of suntan lotion, hot tar and Mazoe Orange Juice. Dandy bubble gum for a cent, an ice cream from the Dairy Den on the corner. How about 'Red Rover Crossover' or CARLO and Stingers, open gates and snaky snaky with an old tyre tube and a piece of string. or stingers and catties. WOW
Wait, can you still remember... When around the corner seemed far away and going into town seemed like going somewhere, and your mother made you "dress up" for the trip. A million mozzie bites and peeling skin in Summer, Sticky fingers and sand in and on everything. Wag 'n bikkies, Hitting the Bezant tin & climbing trees. Walking or riding your bike to school & friend's houses - no matter what the weather and playing in puddles Playing in the Makabuzi was such fun, but the 21 Bilharzia injections which followed were no joke. Running till you were out of breath laughing so hard that your stomach hurt. Jumping on the bed... pillow fights, spinning around, getting dizzy.. falling down. Huga bugs and Hoola hoops. Being tired from playing marbs and french cricket...
Remember that A piece of card in the spokes held by a clothes peg transformed any bike into a motorcycle.Three speeds and dynamos just to have lights.
Man o' man what a life
I'm not finished just yet..
Can you still taste and smell... Eating raw jelly or Tree-Top from the packet, Ice lollies and banana splits, Eating Willard's Peanut Butter on the fattest slice of fresh Lobel's bread Fresh cream Doughnuts from Bake 'n Take after church on a Sunday. Boiling tins of Condensed milk to make caramel and coconut ice- took hours! Roast Beef on Sundays and Ox Tail too.
There were two types of takkies - Tommies and North Stars, and the only time you wore them at school, was for "PT". Wearing shoes with the toe caps cut off was accepted by all. Slip slops to wear were just a ball and veld skoens for your best dress. How hard you tried to swop your hostel sandwich for a day Skie's (day scholars) lunch...no luck The skin on the boiled milk at the hostel
It wasn't odd to have two or three "best" friends; Nobody owned a pedigree dog. 25 pence was decent pocket money and Sixpence, would fetch you from school on his bike and you would ride the bar or the carrier, and hang on for dear life through the bush paths home. When you'd reach into a muddy gutter for 5 cents and feel lucky. When nearly everyone's mom was at home when the kids got there.
Remember when... It was magic when dad would "remove" his thumb or make 10 cents appear from behind your ear When it was considered a great privilege and very unusual to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant or in a proper hotel or even better, Haddon & Sly tea room, or Barbours or Meikles.
Remember when... Any parent could discipline any kid, or feed him or get him to carry groceries and nobody, not even the kid, thought a thing of it. When being sent to the head mistress's or masters office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited at home. Basically, we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn't because of muggings, drugs, gangs, aids etc. Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat... and some of us are still afraid of them!!!
Didn't that feel good just to go back and say, Yeah, I remember that !!!!
Remember when... Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo." Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, "Ninger!" Or revulsion was just 'Siss Man'! or ompie pompie lekker stompie "A race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest. Money was handled by whoever was the banker in "Monopoly", The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was germs. Having a weapon in school, meant being caught with a 'BIC' pen / paw paw branch pea shooter or an eraser catapulted by a 30cm ruler, or the catapult made from golf ball elastic twisted on your leg to shoot bits of orange peels. Taking drugs meant chewing on 'Cafenol' chewable vitamins or Cod Liver Oil...(yuk).
Remember Colcom Ham, Flings, Corn Curls, Chicken Flings, Willard's Chips, rock-hard marshmallow Easter eggs and best of all... kudu biltong from Uncle Scotty's farm. Coke were considered basic nutritional requirements (and don't forget Tomango Tomato Sauce) and Hubbly Bubbly. Coke top collections got you plastic animals Elephants and sable, baboons and hyenas.
Good times were always had at the following places - any evening of the week... The Blue Gardenia / The Gremlin / The Yellow Orchid / Fritz in Byo / across the Border at Maria's, or Merna Brown's place, or Machipanda, and don't forget the Little Swallow. Hiking in the Chimanimani's the Vumba and Troutbeck or trips to Kariba, Wankie, Lake Kyle or Vic falls, strip roads to Zimbabwe ruins. Game parks were the best ,Wankie, Chirundu, Gona Re zhou,.Matopos, Bumi and all.
And what about an afternoon at the following places... Matopos Hotel /Rhodes grave/ Mazoe Hotel / Mermaids Pool / Aloe Park / Hot Springs / Lake Mac/ Rusape Dam, Pie and Gravy in Meikles, Umtali on a Sat morning with the mates. Mixed grill at Helen's Umtali for 7/6d.
Window shopping at night without fear of being harmed; Skills and courage were discovered because of a "truth or dare" Older siblings were the worst tormentors, but also the fiercest protectors.
Remember when... Jacaranda's, Flame Lilies and Msasas's bloomed Afternoon tropical Thunder storms when it rained cat and dogs, The smell of first rains and the Flying ants that followed by the zillion.
If you can remember most or all of these, then you have LIVED!!!!
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2) Condolences/In Memoriam/Wreath Funds
We will be holding a Send off for Ian Johnston at Hillside Dams Tearoom next Sat 19th at 10:15 for 10:30am. We kindly ask you to bring a plate of snacks to share afterwards. Coffee and tea will be provided and drinks will be on sale.
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3) Notices and Events
You are invited to
'The Stars are Bright'
Zimbabwe through the eyes of it's young painters from Cyrene (1940 - 1947)
Open to the public 5 April to 30 June 2022 (Tues to Sat only)
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THURSDAY 17 MARCH AT 6.30 P.M. STAR WARS IV: A NEW HOPE
The first film in the Star Wars series was released forty-five years ago on 25 May 1977 and subsequently subtitled Episode IV: A New Hope. It rapidly became a worldwide phenomenon and generated a whole series of films all of which have been or will be shown at the Academy!
- Endlessly imitated but never rivalled, this opening instalment of George Lucas's original space trilogy dresses up the timeless tale of good versus evil with ground-breaking special effects and a dazzling array of intergalactic characters. [Radio Times]
- A magnificent film. George Lucas set out to make the biggest possible adventure fantasy out of his memories of serials and older action epics, and he succeeded brilliantly. [Variety]
Admission: US$2.00 [free to Film Members]
FRIDAY 18 MARCH AT 6.30 P.M. LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!
Celebrated film composer John Williams turned 90 in February so an evening of the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Sir Simon Rattle playing film music seems apt, including as it does music from Raiders of the Lost Ark, ET and Star Wars as well as from Mutiny on the Bounty, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Ben Hur, The Big Country, Tom and Jerry and more. If that's not enough, there will also be more Williams from Gustavo Dudamel and the composer himself in extracts from a second concert celebrating his music.
- In addition to the thrill of hearing one of the world's greatest orchestras giving this music as good performances as it is ever likely to get, the Berliners really let their hair down for this one. [Amazon]
- Itzhak Perlman gave intense heart-felt renderings of the Schindler's List music - dramatic and tenderly nostalgic. [MusicWeb International]
Admission: $2.00 [free to Red Carpet Members]
THURSDAY 24 MARCH AT 6.30 P.M. THE GODFATHER
One of Hollywood's greatest critical and commercial successes, The Godfather was released exactly fifty years ago on 24 March 1972. Widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, it focuses on the powerful Italian-American crime family of Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando).
- In scene after scene ... Coppola crafted an enduring, undisputed masterpiece. [San Francisco Chronicle]
- The greatest gangster film ever made. [Total Film]
Admission: US$2.00 [free to Film Members]
FRIDAY 25 MARCH AT 6.30 P.M. PUCCINI: TURANDOT
Andrei Serban's spectacular and thrilling production of Puccini's final and grandest opera has long been a classic at the Royal Opera House. American Lise Lindstrom is one of the very few contemporary Turandots who can genuinely sing this 'killer' role, and is supported by a touching Lił from Japanese soprano Eri Nakamura and an unashamedly Italianate Calaf from Marco Berti.
- Set in ancient China, this is a production that never dates. The massive sets, dramatic lighting, scene-setting oriental choreography and glorious costumes offer a sumptuous visual treat. Just add Puccini's wonderfully emotional music and some exceptionally fine singing, and it adds up to a wholly satisfying experience. [Daily Express]
- Lise Lindstrom in the title role of the icy princess is one of the very few Turandots on video who can convince us that Calaf could fall in love with her at sight. Slim, beautiful and expressive, she fills the dramatic demands of the role to perfection; and her singing, steely and passionate by turns, is gripping from beginning to end. [MusicWeb International]
Admission: $2.00 [free to Red Carpet Members]
Thursday 31 March Australia
Friday 1 April Calamity Jane [for Doris Day's centenary!]
Thursday 7 April Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Friday 8 April Respighi: La bella dormente nel bosco
Wednesday 13 April Dvo ak: Stabat Mater, Op.58
Thursday 14 April Ben Hur - N.B. AT 6.00 p.m..
5) Roses And Raspberries
6) Pets Column
8) Bulawayo News
9) Harare And Gweru News
10) Wining, Dining and Coffee Houses
11) Property For Sale or to Rent
RODOR PROPERTIES (PRIVATE) LIMITED
5A, 9TH AVENUE, BULAWAYO
HOUSES FOR SALE
CBD - $200,000 (NEW LISTING)
Lower Fort Street, 3 bedrooms, bathroom with shower, fitted kitchen, garage, 6 carports, walled and gated
NORTH END - $55,000
Affordable family home in Eastern Suburb. Tiled, 3 bedrooms, fitted kitchen, garage, fenced, walled and gated.
MORNINGSIDE - $90,000
Make a date to view this family home: 4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 lounges, beautiful fitted kitchen, storerooms, braai area, gazebo. Walled and gated on approximately .51 acre.
KILLARNEY - $82,000
On 1 acre, 3 bedroomed tiled family home, 2 bathrooms, fitted kitchen, fenced, walled and gated.
BARHAM GREEN - $95,000
Off van Riebeck Drive, walking distance to a number of schools in the area. Lovely tiled 3 bedroomed home, 2 bathrooms, games room, walled and gated.
FLATS FOR SALE
One Bedroom, lounge, dining room, bathroom, kitchen, enclosed veranda.
HUME PARK - $80,000
Two bedrooms, lounge/ dining room, fitted kitchen, pantry, complex borehole.
RESIDENTAL STANDS: FOR SALE
BURNSIDE - $45,000 : 4200m
MONTGOMERY - 6 acres, with a seasonal borehole $100,000.
BUENA VISTA - $27,000 : 4345m
KINGSDALE - $30,000 : 4465m
UMGUZA - $130,000 : 5 acres
SONDELANI (HOPEVILLE) - $18,000: 583m
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR SALE
CBD - $185,000 (Robert Mugabe Way)
Valuable property for sale, 5 Offices, 3 storerooms, ladies and gents toilets.
OUT OF BULAWAYO - PROPERTIES FOR SALE
BINGA - $250,000 Stone under thatch, 4 bedrooms, sparkling swimming pool, gated and fenced
BINGA - $100,000 BUT, 3 bedrooms, swimming pool, fenced and gated. Gazebo.
BEIT BRIDGE - $110,000 (NEGOTIABLE) BUT, 3 Bedrooms, lounge, carport for 4 vehicles,
enclosed veranda COTTAGE:
BUT, 3 Bedrooms, lounge, carport for 4 vehicles, enclosed veranda COTTAGE: 2 bedrooms.
Property is walled and gated.
HWANGE - $85,000 Built on Baobab Hill, close to the Baobab Hotel, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,
fitted kitchen, fenced and gated.
For these and other properties for sale phone (029) 2274581/3 (landline), Kelvin 0773 366 207, Bryan 0772238431, Probity 0782119972, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us on Property Book (rodorproperties.co.zw)
We are registered with the VALUERS COUNCIL OF ZIMBABWE, and offer a complete and
efficient service of Property Valuation for any purpose.
For Valuations, phone (029) 2274581/3 (landline), 0772238431, or email email@example.com
Our Property Management staff will be happy to assist you in securing suitable tenants for your property, and managing it thereafter. At present we have:
UPPER RANGEMORE 25km from Bulawayo City Centre. Plot 12.5 acres to let. 2 working
boreholes, solar geyser, fitted kitchen: US$700 available.
GUMTREE: 4 Bedrooms, fitted kitchen, borehole, solar geyser. US600 - Immediate
Donnington - double storey - factory/offices/good parking area situated on 6000m of land.
Must be seen to be appreciated - Full details on enquiry
For information on properties available for renting, or if you wish to place your property on our letting
list, you are invited to contact us on (029) 2274581/3 (landline), firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours of Business: Monday to Fridays: 8am - 4.30pm
Saturdays: 8am - 11am
WE NEED PROPERTIES FOR SALE AND TO RENT,
FOR REGISTERED BUYERS AND TENANTS
Ilanda - 4 Bedroomed, walled and gated/prolific borehole
Queens Park East - 4 Bedroomed, walled and gated
Kumalo 4 Bedroomed
4 roomed house in Cowdray Park
4 roomed house in Pumula South
Commercial stand at Plumtree
CBD shops/Offices and Basement
PLUMTREE - Nite Club
Parklands - 3 bedroomed with a servant's quarters
OFFICES - Lepro Court (CBD)
IAN & CO. REAL ESTATE
Registered Valuers, Estate Agents, Auctioneers & Property Managers
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Between 11th / 12th Ave
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WANTED: HOUSE TO RENT
A reputable organisation requires a house to rent to for its executive. Looking for a 4 bedroomed House to rent in Suburbs, Kumalo, Woodlands, Hillside, Burnside, Selbourne, Killarney and Matsheumhlope. Good stable tenant. Good rentals on offer.
Kindly app 0785401704
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13) Accomodation and Travel In Zimbabwe
14) Catering and Food
15) Vehicles for Sale and Hire
16) Travel and Tours
17) Computers And Electronics
18) Lifts Wanted And Offered
19) Seeking Friends
Searching for members of the Vonk family.
Johannes Vonk and Hilda( not certain of her name ) arrived in Bulawayo from the Netherlands in the 1950's. They had four children.
If anyone has any information about them ,their children or grandchildren, please contact email email@example.com
2RR MORTAR PLATOON
Good Day Folk., I have written a book about my adventures with 2RR mortar platoon, initially as a number 4 of Rick Accorsi's tube then a year later as mortar platoons medic.., the book has been completed but before I send it to be proofread I would really love to make contact with fellow 2RR mortar platoon members and get a few of their memories about their time spent with us..
Basically what I am after is the following..(1) what intake you served with and where you served (2) How you became a member of mortar platoon (3) names of the chaps that you can remember from the unit., just incase I have missed out on adding a name to our nominal roll ( I already have 34 names in the nominal roll ) (4) Stories / memories of your time spent with us.
I already have stories / memories from 6 of the chaps..
Darryl Leith firstname.lastname@example.org
20) Situations Wanted and Situations Vacant
I am a lady aged 35 years and has vast experience in accounts and administration. I hold qualifications with CIS part c and also am enrolled with lupane university studying bachelor's in accounting and finance as a block student. looking for a fulltime job.
I am really hardworking and willing to learn.
Lady aged 23yrs seeks position as a receptionist/office lady. Is hardworking and has potential. Has experience & to start immediately. Contact/App : 0786 891 406
A mature lady who is well organised, trustworthy and experienced in all round office work (secretary/PA), projects administration and general events management is looking for any suitable position. Have traceable references.
Contact 0772 896688 or 0292 481039 by call or Whats app.
Mature lady seeks employment as a nurse aide. Able to do day or night duty. Very friendly, well spoken person. Live out preferred. Please contact 0771541192
A lady looking for employment as a beauty therapy (assistant). Knows the basics of manicure, pedicure, facials and make-up. Is cheerful and gentle. Willing to perfect skills & wants to start soonest. Contact/App : 0786 891 406
Lady seeking a post as a receptionist.Has had experience working at a Finance and Business Consultancy Company for a couple of months.Capable of receiving phone calls, delivering messages and booking appointments for clients
Contact No/WhatsApp 0786891406
Young lady wanting to work as a childminder/babysitter. Is patient and reliable. Can assist with homework/projects/studying. Prefer to live out. Can start anytime. Contact/App : 0786 891 406
Situations Wanted and Situations Vacant
I am looking for a gardener to look after a small garden. References essential.
Good job perks
Please whatsapp only on:
Vacancy - Finance and Administration Officer
Exciting opportunity within a growing financial institution.
Degree in Accounting
A professional qualification e.g. ACCA/CIS/CIMA and added advantage
2-3 years' experience in audit, accounting or similar position
Age - at least 27 years
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Highest standard of personal and professional integrity
Motivated, disciplined and well groomed
Inclusive Financial Services is an equal opportunities employer. Please forward CV and application letter to email@example.com or drop at 31 Heyman Road, Suburbs, Bulawayo.
THE SECURITY PEOPLE (PVT) LTD
- ELECTRIC & MANUAL GATE INSTALLATIONS
- ELECTRIC GATE REPAIRS
- SUPPLY FIT & REPAIR INSTALLATION & REMOTES
- ALARM INSTALLATIONS & REPAIRS
- GARAGE DOOR INSTALLATION & REPAIRS
- SUPPLY & INSTALL SCREEN DOORS & BURGLAR BARS
- BATTERIES AND REMOTES
- ANTI-THEFT GATE MOTOR CAGES
810 8th FLOOR
CNR FIRE STREET & 8th AVE
CELL: CALVIN 077 280 3091 or 0772803067
Clayton Tree Felling Service.
Excellent service and not too pricey!!
+263 77 370 4385.
BOREHOLE AND WATER SERVICES
For all domestic, industrial and farming water installations, please contact
Bancroft and Neil Water for an efficient and professional service. Our products
include, Borehole drilling, Pump installation, Pump repairs, Capacity testing,
Spares, and Bulk water delivery.
Contact: Vusumuzi Sinyoka on 0772775136, or Wonder Chikware on 0773490818.
ANTE NATAL CLASSES, BABY VACCINATIONS and BIRTH ATTENDANT/ DOULA
I teach a set of 5 classes covering pregnancy, labour, baby care, breastfeeding and other information. I also do a "crash course" for out of towners.
These classes are valuable even if you're having an elective CAESAREAN SECTION!!
Please book early.
I can be with you at the hospital when you're in LABOUR to help you to cope!
I also work part time at a BABY CLINIC :-)
For any further information contact SISTER JAN JOHNSTON on (09) 466741/2 from 8 am til 12 pm Mon to Fri
or (09) 2237240, 0712 728 350 or 0772 749 749 (w/app) or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
22) Health And Beauty
24) Miscellaneous For Sale
25) Wanted To Buy or Hire
26) Clothing And Fashion
27) Boats and Fishing
28) Garden, Decor And Home
Kraal manure $2.00 a 50 KG bag.
Free delivery over ten bags.
Phone Ollie on 0771289677
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EXCELLENT FOR POTS, VEGETABLES, FLOWER BEDS, SEEDLINGS AND LAWNS.
WILL DELIVER 5 X 50KG BAGS OR MORE LOCALLY.
CONTACT JILL AT 2246688 OR 07784955 99
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