The Road Through History

The Road Through History

It is the close relationship that grows between grandparents and grandchildren which allows the passage of information, family traditions and history together with family culture and ethos. It is the responsibility of grandparents to share their experience and...
Young and Old: Built in Your Own Likeness

Young and Old: Built in Your Own Likeness

The bond created between the old and very young is strong and builds a relationship that seldom waivers, from both sides. I am the proud grandfather to 4 wonderful young South Africans. One of them lives just down the road and we interact on many levels when we...
Faith and Retirement

Faith and Retirement

The more of life we are blessed to live the greater becomes our reluctance to leave it. This resistance probably grows from a mixture of fear of the “final Judgement”, where we might be found to have fallen short of the standard required for “salvation”, excitement...
The Story of a Grumpy Old Man

The Story of a Grumpy Old Man

He was in his mid-eighties and had spent most of his life surrounded by people. Introverted, he depended on himself for almost everything. He was kind, but distant, even with those he loved, and never, intentionally, did harm to anybody.  His loyalty was to his wife...
Care of the Aged in South Africa

Care of the Aged in South Africa

  It is interesting to compare the way in which different societies manage this dilemma. The differences lie in the social structure of each society and the effect this structure has on the individual. In “Western” society, the individual is dominant and the...