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Grace and Graham Vermaak
19//05//20 15:44:05
Hi there,

Thx for your latest writings, always gives us food for thought. Keep them coming. Yes, these are scary times. Just taking it one day at a time.

We are Dylan fans and enjoyed that very much. Haunting. Will pass on to our daughters.

We had seen that second poem before but so apt. First poem so beautiful.

Spinning yarn weekend sounds amazing!

Take care. Regards to Elizabeth.
Grant Leversha
19//05//20 15:42:50
Hi Peter

Great words. Appreciate! Hope you and your family are well.

Challenging times ahead but we’ll overcome. My business (golf events and other related events where there are large gatherings} is literally off-limits for now and the near future. But, we are a resourceful bunch and will create opportunity.

Lynda and I are moving to our cottage in the Southern Drakensberg which runs as a guesthouse. The kids are now finished school and will make their way.

It seems the Karoo and rural areas such as the Southern Drakensberg just might turn out to be the place to be in this crazy world.

Some eland in my ‘garden’ this morning.

Take care
Tertius Coetzee
19//05//20 15:42:16
Dear Peter,

Many thanks for the May Richmond Reader. Always looked forward to and enjoyed when it arrives.

Thank you for the Bob Dylan song Murder most foul. Classic Dylan!

You probably know it, but it reminded me of another of his classics which demands a careful listen, called Lilly Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts, from his Blood on the Tracks album. A reviewer of the album once noted that that its not only Dylan’s words that are important, but also the spaces in between.

Kind regards
Philippe Menache
19//05//20 15:41:40
Oh Peter, such an insightful and thought - provoking précis that you are sharing with us....
Thank you! Gratefully yours
Omoseye Bolaji
19//05//20 15:40:52
Superb stuff. Exhilarating. Who says literature is "dead" in the wake of pesky Covid-19, or whatever it is called?
Dr Robert-Ian Caldwell
12//02//20 13:31:50
Thanks Peter

The Knysna Lit Fest coming up early March – doesn’t look half as interesting as Richmond or Howick!!!
Denis Beckett
12//02//20 13:30:16
Nice one, Dr B, all sorts of records you’re scoring and awards you’re deserving for what you've done for that dorpie and for Seffrica and for literature and brotherhood and togetherness.

Is this Hendrik the same Hendrik who was in the thick of things back when I was in the congregation? Or is the surname Ackerman ringing a bell? Is he still in? Apropos, that farming couple from somewhere semi-distant, like 50K away, the most loyal attenders of every session and the most attentive listeners? He was John and she was… was… right on the tip of my tongue, an unusual name, like half a syllable away from a common name, lovely name, lovely person. Lauris? The Jolly Roger chap? Your friend and do I think it was accountant or lawyer, Paul?

Your download isn't downloading for me right now but I think that is my side’s problem, not yours, laptop has had a sulky day, perhaps feeling rained in. Do you know that we had approx 25% of our annual quota in 0.18% of an annum.

Health and strength to you and to Darryl (still has in his attic or cellar or out-tray my thankyou for judging his new-book award circa 2016; I'd had no idea there was such a thing but he repeatedly said it was about to be delivered).

Hou moed, hou koers, keep Canada beautiful and SA too, and Richmond most of all.
Ilse Zietsman
12//02//20 13:27:17
Trane en knop in die keel! Well done! Dis sommer net bedonnerd. En ja, boekbedonnerd ook ek en julle (translated: tears and a catch in the throat! Well done! It’s just bedonnerd. And yes, Bookbedonnerd = me and you guys) (comment posted to the Booktown Richmond YouTube channel)
Marianne de Jong
12//02//20 13:26:02
Good luck to Richmond Bookbedonnerd for 2020 (comment posted to the Booktown Richmond YouTube channel)
Louis de Villiers
12//02//20 13:24:42
Well done on your lovely little video. I probably have hardly any idea how much work is required to produce a 10-minute video.
Some lovely memories.

Such a shame they are in financial dire straights. I hope this will help them gaining the support required to keep going. Have shared on FB and considering how to best do on Twitter.

Liefde Fremantle
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