Friday, 12 March 2010

Ma - my 1st Afrikaans Post

My dear Mother Bee passed away on 26 November 2009 after suffering an aneurism. It was quite unexpected and a big shock. My Dad asked me to say something at the funeral and this is what I came up with between gasps & sobs... Skaapboud, rys & sous, groenboontjies, pampoenkoekies met karamelsous, gebakte aartappels, malva poeding, Beef Wellington, hoenderpastei, spaghetti bolognaise, fettuccini primavera, skaapskenkel kerrie, tuna en rysgereg, Tabasco hoender, hoender Briyani, Ouma Rosie se gestolde visvoorgereg, vis & chips, stew, vlakoek, sjokoladekoek, joghurtkoek, kaaskoek, vrugtekoek, peppermint crisp tert, appeltert, sultansgenot, chille con carne, short bread, romany creams, kaaskoekkies, ongelooflike muffins, vetkoek met kerriemaalvleis. Tannie Dalena, Tannie Hettie, Stan & Flynn, Tannie Therese en Oom Carlo, Tannie Kotie, Tannie Petro & Oom Alfred, Tannie Herculien en Oom Cormie, Tannie Hanet en Oom Piet, Fanus, Oom Du Toit en Tannie Doreen, Sonja & Johan & Simeon, Pulane & Johnnie & Sulet & Zander. Oom Schalk..., Tannie Julie & Oom James, Pieter en Esther, Pieter & Monica ..., Alta...., PM & Adele, Pa Louis..., Gerrie & Coline & Imme, Rosa & Poen, Melissa & Eugene, Oupa Piet en Ouma Rosie, Oupa Gert & Ouma Lena, Oom Gerrie & Tannie Betsie, Marius & Elmarie, Tan en Oom Lood. Tee drink, die see, s̻goed, kosmosblomme, fotos, vriendinne, kuier, kosmaak, boeke, brei, tafel dek, tuinmaak, Israel, die Jode, die Bybel, intree in gebed, bybelstudie, Kerk, lofprys en aanbidding, die Here, Shabat, waardes, liefde, omgee, hoofpyn, grappies, staaltjies, mense, baie lag, die nice bure aan die een kant, die bure met die honde uit die hel aan die ander kant, Tikka en Cliff. Standerton, Ermelo, Heidelberg, Mmabatho, Bloemfontein, Oos Londen РDie Nuwe Jerusalem Mom... I miss you so, so, so much...

7 comments:

momcat said...

Spear - So so sorry to hear that you've been suffering all this time but I'm glad you've come back to us. Your eulogy for your mom created a picture of a loving, spiritual person who was the centre of her large family. I am sure that you will always miss her immensely but I hope that your memories will help to celebrate her life and that your actions both now and future will honour her memory. Stay with us now.

Tamara said...

So sorry to hear about your mom, Spear. My deepest sympathies.

angel said...

Spear, you have been so in my thoughts and prayers.

Betty said...

Bokkie, die mees amazingste dinge om te se. Jammer oor jou ma. Bly jy is nog hier.

Spear said...

momcat - Yea, she was all of that. One of many consolations is that I have no regrets... no unresolved fights... no guilt.

Tamara - Thank you

Angel - I know

Betty - Ja Mens, ek gaan nou met hernieude ywer blog. Dankie.

BecauseIcan said...

Omgosh.. you have me in tears now..

I know there is nothing I can say that will make it better so won't even try..

((hugs))

I just know she misses you too..

Hardspear said...

Thanks Brigit - no words needed. Knowing that someone else understands - that helps!