Author Archives: Minette

About Minette

I am mother of four, wife of one, jane of all trades, master of none.

Lang-arm met Louis

Mens droom vreemde goed.

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I CRINGED

Gister stap ek in Spar, my gewone Vrydag-middag-dank-die-Here-dis-Vrydag-en-ek-mag-maar-stadig-stap inkopietog. Moet tog ‘n pak tannie Balletjies skyfies vir Daantjie kry; moet tog ‘n sjok vir ons kry. Die stem wat ons almal uit die bloute tref klink of dit oor ‘n … Continue reading

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LARGENESS OF HEART

Today I was outrageously extravagant.

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AND ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST…

No disrespect meant, so I’ll pretend this is fictional. Exactly two weeks after my induction by fire into the role of “funeral director” comes the second funeral. This time not only a memorial service but also a committal. But that … Continue reading

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ON LIFE, DEATH AND SCREAMING

Today I had two very unusual experiences. I was rushed off my feet, the only light in the tunnel being the oncoming train. Phone call (one of too many). A couple needed assistance with a funeral. I sighed inwardly. No … Continue reading

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WHAT SAYEST THOU

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Fokus op die Jirre!

Laas Sondag ry ons Patensie toe. Met die intrapslag verklaar Jannie – sonder dat iemand hom vra – dat sy lisensie in die “ander” bussie is. Met die terugry vertal hy van sy vriendin, Nadine Blom – ja, sy van … Continue reading

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33.5 jaar

Oftewel 122235 dae skuif ons snags langs mekaar rond. En hier, waar ons – die ysige koue koue daar buite ten spyt – snoes lê, kan ek nie aan ‘n meer geliefde en geseënde vrou dink.

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ORDER, PERFECT ORDER

And so this auspucious day started: 12-7-12. And – if you wish – to further stress the point, @ some point today it was 12:7:12 on 12-7-12. And will be so again in a while. How perfect can a day … Continue reading

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AUDACIOUS FAITH

Faith is not something that you possess; it is something that possesses you.

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