Firing up a Penny

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Firing up a Penny and the Imagination

Guiding was something to be experienced in that phase between eleven and sixteen after which the opportunity vanished.

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Prefab

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Prefab

The Paper House was the first prefabricated building erected in Southern Rhodesia at the Globe and Phoenix Mine as the first manager’s house. It was constructed out of panels of paper maché on wire netting, hence the name, The Paper House.

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A Memorable Picture

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A Memorable Picture

This charming picture has come my way through the blog. It was painted by a Que Que artist sponsored by Arthur Chapman in 1972, but it’s the same Main Street, Que Que of the late 50’s that I remember.

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Wash Your Hands

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Wash Your Hands
The mine manager’s Phoenix House, and our house at #1 Silver Oaks Road were the only two houses on the mine that had indoor Elson toilets and toilet paper when I was born there in 1946. It set us apart.

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Great Expectations

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Great Expectations

I thought I knew quite a bit about camping before I ever experienced it, what with Mom’s all absorbing preparations for one camp or another. Finally, I flew up to Guides from Brownies and actually went myself.

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Be Prepared

Be-Prepared

I went along with Brownies, but the objective really was to turn eleven and ‘fly up’ to Guides with elaborate ceremony, which Mom relished. Every ceremony began with the Color Party presenting the Guide flag along with the flag of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland and the Union Jack of course, signifying our loyalty to the Queen and reminding us that Britain was still an integral partner in the Federation.

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