Gift – Train of Thoughts: Week 05


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GIFT

Childhood Gift

I still remember my best childhood gift. A sleeping doll with a soft green dress!

She was so beautiful I could not keep my eyes from her. When I held her in my arms, like a baby, she would close her eyes. Then when I kept her upright, she would look at me with bright blue glassy doll’s eyes. She also had long curly golden nylon hair.

In 1952 my family moved to South Africa from the Netherlands. It was at the beginning of February when the journey started. My 6th birthday was going to be on the ship!

Next door to our home lived two sisters who, to me as a nearly six-year-old, looked very old. They were friends of my parents. A day before our departure they came over and told me that they had a present for me because they won’t see me on my birthday later in February.  I opened my present,  and guess what? In the box, all dressed up was this most beautiful doll.  Her body was soft, and her head, hands and parts of her legs were made from porcelain. Her face was beautifully painted and then those glassy blue eyes! I will never forget her eyes. She even had on some white shoes and socks.

I loved this doll so much. I never liked to give it to my sisters to play with. A year or two later one of my sisters played with it outside. She forgot to bring it in and the early morning dew ruined my lovely doll’s face. She was never the beauty again.

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Retired teacher interested in anything crafty: Scrap booking, card making, quilting, knitting etc. Everything about animals especially DOGS

20 thoughts on “Gift – Train of Thoughts: Week 05”

    1. Ja, daardie terugflitse is lekker. Ek Staan meestal onder die stort wanneer my brein begin om oortyd te werk. Dis ook hoekom ek vooraf moet weet waaroor dit gaan. Hierdie ou is n nuwe uitdager soos jy sien dis sy 5de week. Ek wil maar probeer om weer aan die uitdagings te werk. Dit neem baie tyd maar tog help dit my om te ontwikkel. Uitdagings is lekker vir my. Sien uit na jou volgende sessies!

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      1. Ek dink ‘n nuwe uitdaging is soms net wat jy nodig het. Ek het besluit om die WP weekly photo challenge op te gee en gaan vir Januarie deelneem aan die Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge (IBMC) – dis ‘n 10-dae uitdaging. Vernuwing! Ek sien ook daarna uit om weer met die Afrikaanse bloggers te gesels net sodra almal weer terug is van die Desember / Januaries feestye en vakansies.

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        1. Beslis so. Dit hou n mens op en wakker enmaak dat mens se uitsig weer verdiep. Wanner begin die IBMC uitdaging en wiebied dit aan? Ek is op oomblik ook nie meer geinterreseerd in die foto uitdaging nie. Gaan lekker wees om weer die kontakte in afrkaans op te neem.

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  1. Jammer oor jou pop… wonderlik dat jy haar na al die jare nog so goed kan beskryf.
    So jy het Sodom en Gomorrah vroeg in jou lewe ontsnap. Ek het ‘n vriendin uit Nederland. Sy en haar man het jaaaare gelede toe hulle kinders nog klein was Suid Afrika toe geimmigreer omdat Nederland se morele waardes so laag was. Gisteraand stap ek deur die Earth app in Amsterdam rond…. wat ‘n seksuele gemors. Daar is ‘n museum vir prostitusie… ‘n museum vir dagga…. ‘n museum vir marteling… ens. ens. ens. Jy weet sekerlik al die dinge, maar ek was so de vieste in vir dit alles dat ek sommer daar en dan die land onder water gewens het. God se genade is voorwaar groot!!!

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    1. Ja ek weet van die gemors. Ek het in 1974 my geboorteplek opgesoek. Ons was net een dag en twee nagte in Amsterdam. My tante het my kom kry en per trein het ons Hilversum toe gegaan. Ek het twee ure per familielid gehad om hul te besoek. Terwyl ek familie besoek het het res v toergrop die berugte plekke besoek. Die mense(toerlede)was baie nuuskierig om alles te sien!

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  2. Wonderful. Sometimes it’s these small experiences of Life and later on they become sweet memories that we cherish forever! 🙂

    Thank you for participating in my TrainOfThoughts weekly event. I hope you had fun. 🙂

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