Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ruby Wedding Anniversaries and Confirmations

- Ailsa Tudhope -

A Ruby Wedding Anniversary treat of a trip on the Blue Train provided a wonderful opportunity for Lin and Jack Davies to visit Prince Albert. After their luxurious experience they hired a car in Cape Town and came to the village for Lin to do some family research. Last month’s Prince Albert Friend featured a story by Lin’s dad Terence Baillie: Of Bees and Baboons. Terence lived here in the 1920’s with his Ouma Isabella van der Hoven.

Margrieta Engelbrecht at the NG Kerkkantoor was able to find Isabella’s confirmation records from 1911 and to give Lin some information about Rosendal, the family farm. The Davies also spent time in the NG Kerk, where Terence’s father’s funeral was held all those years ago.
They were able to buy a copy of the Friend, just collated and folded, as they left for Cape Town and their trip back to Johannesburg and have since had six more copies posted to them for all the family. We look forward to their future visits to Prince Albert.

Die tweede huwelikherdenkingspaar is Kallie en Kathy Carelse wat op 26 September 1969 getroud is deur Vader Coe in St John’s Kerk. Gedurende Julie was die egpaar hier in Prince Albert om die bevestiging by te woon en hulle het blomme vir die diens gegee uit dankbaarheid vir hulle veertig jaar huweliksgeluk en die baie seëninge wat die Here vir hulle gegee het.

Kallie het vir Kathy gevra om met hom te trou daar in die kerk en twee van hulle kinders is ook hier gedoop, so St John’s het ’n baie spesiale plek in hulle harte. Al woon hulle nou in Knysna, kom hulle gereeld terug om saam met die St John-gemeente te kuier, en ons sien uit na hulle volgende besoek.

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