Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Royal Family Visit 1947 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

1820 Settlers Monument

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1820 Settlers National Monument, also known as the 1820 Settlers Monument in Grahamstown, was opened by South Africa's State President The Honourable J Fouche in 1974.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Krissy Nordhoff - My Healing Story

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Snowman (42) Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

To children he brings laughter and pleasure and delight,
For when the snow starts falling and the world is dazzling white
little hands get busy piling up the frozen stuff
to build a friendly snowman who is NEVER big enough!

A very happy fellow with a tummy to his knees
and arms that would give gentle hugs (although you’d surely freeze)!
A carrot stuck on for a nose and pebbles for a smile;
A hat – some gloves – a walking stick – to give him plenty style.

It’s seldom in our sun-baked land that we will have the chance
to build our own dear snow-man, and round about him dance;
But snow falls very quickly in icy, northern lands
and soon a snowman will take shape from many eager hands.

He likes the bitter weather and the chilling winter blast,
The colder that he’s feeling, the longer he will last;
But when the sun starts shining (it’s sad but we all know)
The jolly (short-lived) snowman soon becomes just melted snow!

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Christmas (11) Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth


Christmas is a time of joy
For every single girl and boy,
It’s time when delicious cakes are made,
It’s time when there’s lots of lemonade.

The Christmas tree is brightly lit
with lots of coloured things on it,
The Christmas crackers make a lot of noise
And it’s lovely to get a lot of toys.

The parcels are arranged around the tree
for every single one to see,
Christmas cards stand on the shelf
with one or two just for myself.

But best of all on Christmas morn,
It was the day when Christ was born,
It was the day He lay in the hay,
And that’s why we remember Christmas Day.

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My Own Room (11) Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

(Vintage Child's Room from Country Living)

I wish I had my own room
For that would surely be,
A lot of fun and happiness
And merriness, you see.

I wish I had my own room
Because it would be fun,
For no more fighting would be heard,
But cheerfulness begun.
I wish I had my own room
For writing stories and poems,
But when you’re sharing a room

I wish I had my own room
to sit there all the day,
I would write my stories
instead of going to play.

I wish I had my own room,
It would be tidy, of course,
But when your sister hits you,
you shed those tears of remorse.

I wish I had my own room,
But wishes never come true,
I suppose I’ll have to wait,
and bear it all quite through.

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HM Queen Victoria and Prince Albert Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

"Everybody grows but me."
Queen Victoria

HM Queen Victoria and the Royal Family Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

"The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them."
Queen Victoria

HM Queen Victoria Coronation 1838 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

"I am every day more convinced that we women, if we are to be good women, feminine and amiable and domestic, are not fitted to reign; at least it is they that drive themselves to the work which it entails."
Queen Victoria

Prince Albert Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

"None of you can ever be proud enough of being the child of Such a Father who has not his equal in this world -- so great, so good, so faultless. Try, all of you, to follow in his footsteps and don't be discouraged, for to be really in everything like him none of you, I am sure, will ever be. Try, therefore, to be like him in some points, and you will have acquired a great deal."
Queen Victoria

Prince Alfred's Grove Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

Picture: The Illustrated London News Page 352

An illustrated picture of St George's Park known in the early days as Prince Alfred's Grove in Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth. St. George's Park is surrounded now by a circular drive with concrete development, a far cry from what it was then. The fountain in the center of the picture may be the reservoir where the British settlers War Memorial now stands.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Temple Mount where the Third Temple will be built in Jerusalem

This picture shows the area where the Second Temple stood which was destroyed by the Romans. Biblical Prophecy indicates that the Third Temple will be built on this original location and already the prophecy is beginning to manifest in Israel's Capital, Jerusalem! The corner stones are ready, including the plans for the structure, and all the Temple utensils exist for use by the High Priests.

Build Your Temple LORD!

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Port Elizabeth Crest Algoa Bay Port elizabeth

British Settlers of Port Elizabeth

The Donkin Badge Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

Respected 1820 British Establishment

The Chapman Settlers Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

1820 British Settlers

Port Alfred and the Kowie River Eastern Cape

Kaaiman's River Widerness Eastern Cape

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Tsitsikama Environs Port Elizabeth

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The Most Advanced Watches in the World

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"The Swiss watch and clock industry in fact began in Geneva in the middle of the 16th century. In 1541, reforms implemented by Jean Calvin and banning the wear of jewels, forced Geneva’s renowned goldsmiths and jewellers to turn to a new, independent craft : watchmaking. By the end of the century, Genevan watches were already reputed for their high quality.

In 1790, Geneva was already exporting more than 60,000 watches a year. The mass production of watches began at the turn of the 20th century, thanks research and new technologies introduced by reputed watchmakers. The increase in productivity, the interchangeability of parts and standardisation progressively led the Swiss watch industry to its world supremacy.

Fencing a British way of life Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

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Sabre Fencing was brought to South Africa by the British, and is a major sport. You can join a fencing club at WITS.

BOAC - British Overseas Air Corporation

The BOAC was the National carrier for Britain which eventually paved the way for the newly born South African Airways. In this picture you see the markings of BOAC, and SAA, painted on the fuselage of a "Comet" aircraft, an aircraft which sadly never really proved itself airworthy at that time.

Boeing 727 returning with passangers to PE, the "Friendly City", after the holidays in Cape Town. All of us remember with pride the old South African Airways of the 70's. This was one of the best Airlines in the world, including Africa, and had a spotless reputation for its service to the people who bought tickets, and their safety.

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Storms River Bridge Environs Port Elizabeth

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The Storms River Bridge is a spectacular structure bridging a huge chasm that would otherwise have been almost insurmountable to the traveller. It reminds me of issues in life where, without social bridges, we are unable to move forward. But the Storms River Bridge has a dark side too. Said to be in an area where covens operate, many depressed people find their way there and commit suicide by jumping over the side of the bridge. A phone has been erected to help people, who consider this as a way out of their problems,to phone a Life Line counsellor. I have been told that the last count of victims was over seventy. A lot of Christian activity also takes place here, and Christians from various churches have even erected a Cross on one side on the hill reminding the mentally ill that there is hope in JESUS.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Plant a Tree in Israel

Quote John Hagee Ministries

The Lord declared in Isaiah 41:19-20, "I will plant in the wilderness the cedar and the acacia tree, the myrtle and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the cypress tree and the pine and the box tree together, that they may see and know, and consider and understand together, that the hand of the LORD has done this, and the Holy One of Israel has created it."

At the time that this prophecy was written, Israel had not yet become the parched and barren land it eventually became after the destruction of the Second Temple and the dispersion of the Jews who had been the faithful stewards of the land. However, the Lord knew what was coming and had already promised restoration. Only God can cause the desert to bloom. But we, the spiritual children of Abraham, can lend our support through a sustained program of tree planting in Israel.

John Hagee Ministries is participating in a project called "Plant Your Roots in Israel." This campaign has the central goal of planting one million trees in Israel to help revitalize the land!

Planting a tree is more than mere aesthetics. It is an opportunity to help:

 Transform barren regions of the Negev desert into fruitful, productive land
 Create jobs
 Provide needed irrigation
 Sustain the local economy

As you can see, planting trees is a great way to express your love and support for Israel and make a real difference in the Holy Land.

Each donation of $35 plants a tree in Israel and contributes to a unique water conservation project in the Negev desert. With each donation you will receive one 'Plant Your Roots in Israel' certificate.

You can plant as many trees as you would like! A program is also available for those of you who want to plant on a monthly basis.

God bless you as you consider purchasing trees for Israel. As you picture in the theater of your mind the beautiful landscape of Israel draped with trees, know that you have helped transform this once barren land. Know that "the hand of the Lord has done this and the Holy One of Israel has created it," but the Lord has used you to help make it all possible.

Information and picture downloaded from John Hagee Ministries USA
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