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Tuesday, 31 January 2017 19:33
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David Farquharson writes:
Regarding the Farquharson family as mentioned in ‘Raaisel omhul Dooiemans-loop’ in The Bronberger's November 2016 edition:

I come from a scandal-ridden family where my great grandfather had children out of wedlock. When the birth certificates were destroyed during the siege of Mafikeng my great grandfather moved to Pretoria, married his ‘innamorato’ and post-dated his children’s births. 

My memory of my great aunt Norma was at her husband’s 90th birthday when my father asked her if she shouldn’t be taking things easy as she was 96. Great aunt Norma rushed us into her dining room and begged us to stay quiet as her husband thought and her birth certificate said that she was only 89.

My grandmother and the great aunts made sure I do not question anything before 1938.

Letter shortened. – Ed

 

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