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What grabbed me in the news today / So, Trump concedes.
« Last post by Robert Bruce on January 07, 2021, 05:58:43 PM »
Sad to see America split apart by what I believe has been electoral fraud. Biden was recorded saying that the Americans had built the best voter fraud machines in the world! Nobody believed him but I guess they soon will.

Trump did some good things while president but the best thing he did was to stimulate huge growth of the USA’s economy. The UK reaped benefit from this but now that the UK has ‘kicked’ the EU into touch, it is going to be a very interesting and successful future. There are now four other EU countries wanting to leave the EU now. Good.

The remainers here in UK were very scared of leaving. But all will be well.

Cheerio,
RB
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Oranjemund Bush Telegraph! / ORMD NEWS ~ Edition 8 Now Out!
« Last post by Michael Alexander on November 28, 2020, 07:19:53 AM »


Edition 8 of the OCN (Oranjemund Community Newsletter) was published on 27 November 2020, and is available on the web site "www.ormdnews.com" together with all past editions and other "goodies". 

We encourage sending the link, or downloading and sending the newsletter, to friends and Oranjemunders wherever they are.

Write to us at "editor.ormdnews@gmail.com" or WhatsApp/SMS us at 081-626-2246 (no calls).
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Hobbies and Interests / Creating records of Oranjemund's wildlife & flora
« Last post by Leon de Klerk on October 16, 2020, 09:02:30 PM »
Hi all, I'm working on two seperate projects where we publish online records of Oranjemund's wildlife and flora. These publication help to some extent with promoting the town. If there's anyone interested in helping with this, please contact me...
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Oranjemund Private School! / Re: PAST TEACHERS OPS
« Last post by Michael Alexander on September 27, 2020, 08:30:27 AM »
"Juffie"?

I think she retired to Upington if memory serves me right!
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Oranjemund Private School! / Re: PAST TEACHERS OPS
« Last post by henniek on September 21, 2020, 06:47:24 PM »
Mrs Williams . Bill Williams wife ?
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Oranjemund Newsletters / Re: Philip Bruce ~ Founder of the Newsletter!
« Last post by Michael Alexander on September 08, 2020, 08:56:49 PM »
Nice words Robert, strange how we can all relate the the same youthful antics in Oranjemund even though we are from different era's...
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Oranjemund Newsletters / Re: Philip Bruce ~ Founder of the Newsletter!
« Last post by Robert Bruce on August 27, 2020, 04:39:37 PM »
Thanks for the response above.

I regret that my parents elected to return to UK after so many years at CDM. By the time I was in Std 7 at Littlewood House, Wynberg Boys High in Cape Town and really, really loving it despite the rigors of discipline etc., the news that I was to leave WBHS hit me hard. I'd be saying goodbye to my little world in which I lived and grew up. I was not a happy chappie.

I'd just become used to my knew teachers at WBHS and the curriculum and importantly how to study and would now have to go through the whole process again in a cold, wet, cramped, continuously overcast, completely green, no desert to go explore or search for tiger-eye and agate stones avoid snakes etc etc.

Most important of all, the sense of freedom Mother Nature provided us OM kids in the form of the Namib desert and knowing our parents knew we were safe was snapped away from me. No more would I be free to go out and wander around without being aware of the danger around the corner.

It was vital to learn/adapt to a new form of independence and was a very steep learning curve BUT I think all of us kids who were schooled at OPS already learned discipline and to be more independent and to a degree than most kids our age.

Yes we were naughty as all kids tend to be BUT we had the oldest and best and biggest after-school playground any child could wish for - The Namib. And we had the swimming-pool, the park, the old quarry, the Pink Pan, tennis courts, the best maintained rugby, cricket and soccer fields, squash courts, etc etc etc

All we could wish for as kids was right their within easy walking distance from our front doors.

I wish I could say that now!

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Oranjemund Bush Telegraph! / Re: Woolworths Pulling Out of Oranjemund!
« Last post by Robert Bruce on August 23, 2020, 10:04:25 AM »
I should think they ought to reconsider their decision to abandon OM during the Covid19 crisis.

Does their PR no good at all. Wimps!
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Oranjemund Private School! / PAST TEACHERS OPS
« Last post by Erika on August 18, 2020, 08:18:15 AM »
Do anyone know what happened to Mrs. Williams, Mr. Dickinson and Mrs. O'Brien?  I attended OPS from 1969 - 1975
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Awesome news! I see the copies at Spar were gone within seventy two hours....   woo_hoo
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