Posted on 4-January-2010 by Steve
I’ve just had a note from Peter Badcock Walters (my second cousin on the Hannan side) saying that he and his wife Toni have retired to Clarens in the Free State (I seem to know lots of people who have retired there), and they are into kitchen gardening, and also publishing books about it.
Their blog is Kitchen Gardening for Kindred Spirits, and their publishing arm is Lizard’s Leap Press. Peter once drew some illustrations for an edition of the works of Herman Charles Bosman, and is now planning a new edition with even more illustrations.
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Posted on 6-July-2009 by Steve
Our daughter Bridget the ikonographer has set up a web page to display her
She has been painting ikons for several years now, and is using them to
finance her studies in Greece (she is studying for a doctorate in theology at
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Posted on 9-August-2007 by Steve
Val went to a course for work in Johannesburg on Monday and Tuesday, and fell down the stairs at the Balalaika Hotel in Sandton on the way down to the parking garage. When she got to the car she found her arm wasn’t working, so she phoned me and Jethro to come and fetch her, as she couldn’t drive.
I took her to Sunninghill Hospital on the way home, and they put her arm in a sling and did all sorts of X-rays, and asked her to come back and see an orthopaedic specialist the next day. So yestyerday I took her back to the hospital for that, and she got an even more fancy cling, and they said a bone in her shoulder is cracked, so she will be sort of incapacitated for the next six weeks or so.
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Posted on 17-February-2007 by Steve
Lois in Wisconsin has just sent us an update on the Mocine family history and we’ll be checking through it to see if there are any births, marriages and deaths we don’t have, and bring our family tree up to date. Thanks Lois!
Lois lives among strange creatures called Yoopers who wander around in the snow feeding deer, if her blog is to be believed!
For a long tim,e we were in correspondence with Lois’s mother and stepfather, Katherine and David Mocine, and most of our knowledge of that branch of the family came from them.
The common ancestors we have are William John Green and Margaret Gray of Quebec. One of their sons, Edward Lister Green, married Emily Ogilvie in Grahamstown, Cape Colony, and eventually settled in New Zealand, and one of their grandchildren went to the USA and married Ralph Fullerton Mocine.
Edward Lister Green’s brother Fred was an elephant hunter in what is now Namibia and Botswana, and is Val’s great great grandfather.
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