Monthly Archives: September 2014

Goodbye, my friend…

In the mid-eighties, the economic bite was being felt in the construction industry. The Roberts Construction Grout laboratory for which Jed (Charles Howard) worked reduced staff, leaving Jed redundant after thirteen years with them. My company, SNA, consulting engineers, had … Continue reading

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Muslims, Milk, Karate & Tennis

From the farm, the road ran through Jinnah Park, the “Indian township” of Apartheid South Africa, just outside Warmbaths. They were mostly Muslims, and only a few Hindus. The Ravat family had a large general-dealer. There were at least three … Continue reading

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