Humble Abode

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The house where Herb and I lived.

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The house did not have electricity. We had running water, but not hot water. We had a small kitchen with a sink and a wood stove. We were also provided with a small gas stove which ran off a small gas tank. In the living room there was also a fireplace which we sometimes used for cooking. Below Herb is grilling something.

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Of course the wood stove and fireplace required fire wood.

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We did some gardening, but I don't remember what we grew.

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It got rather cool in the winter, and sometimes the fireplace didn't cut it..

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Me standing in the back entrance of the house. There was a tub in the back room, and once a week or so we warmed up some water on the wood stove and took a bath.

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We had neighbors nearby.

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This is Alfred Msibi, a very personable young man who, if I remember correctly, was a student at the school where I taught.

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Our friend Ron "Bheka" Pierce taught at a very rural school which was maybe 20 miles from Hlatikulu. On some weekends he would take the bus into town to shop for groceries, and would stay at our place.

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What can I say, it's Bheka.

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