Category: Love stories

  • A New Life, A New Love

    After the birth of her child Dorothy Ethel went back to Aliwal North and married the man of her father had chosen. He was James Colman Glendinning, the manager of Lennon’s Pharmacy. In time couple, had two children, and moved to Ladysmith where their raised their family. To her absolute delight, Bronwyn discovered after a […]

  • Search For A Secret Love

    In a search for her roots Bronwyn Marx discovered a long lost love story and united two 80-year-old sisters who’d never even heard of each other. Bronwyn always knew that her mother had been adopted as a new born baby in 1925, she just never knew why.  Bronwyn’s mother said she had no idea who…

  • Letters From A Parsonage

    Rev Adriaan Jacobus Louw Hofmeyr, known to his friends as Attie, was a handsome young man. A distinctive little “cowslick” curled above his right eye gave him a dashing look. Perhaps that’s what led him into trouble. Born in Calvinia on April 13, 1854, he was sent to school in Stellenbosch and later attended the…

  • A Poet’s Secret Love

    The memory of the lovely Helena de Vries, the secret love of South African poet C J Langenhoven, lingers on the farm Gideon’s Hoop, near Klaarstroom, once known as “The Cold Valley”.  Helena was born in Prince Albert in 1872 and lived in a house known as Mirtlehof (Mirtle Grove).   While studying at Bloemhof Seminary…