November 2019 Uitgawe 74

It is certainly one of the hottest Octobers we’ve had but we are grateful for a wonderful Kronendal to have as our home. The staff are just as grateful to be able to work here and to be of assistance to the Crowns.  Nothing is possible without the grace of our Lord.

There are so many things to be grateful for—our kitchen staff who prepare such delicious meals every day, our frail care staff who care so much about the frail residents, our cleaning staff, our reception and gate operators who are actually responsible for the Crown’s safety and our admin staff.

Ek hoop ons Krone luister Sondae om 10:00 op RSG waar die bejaardes bo 90 geluk gewens word met hul verjaardae. Ek stuur gereeld die Krone s’n ook in.

 Kroongroete/Crown greetings

Wanie (Redakteur/Editor)



Die braaidag in volle swang. Jaco, Annemarie en Eric is die braaiers. Pat Geldenhuys het pragtig gelyk met haar hoed. Pryse vir die personeellid en inwoner wat Lente verteenwoordig het, het gegaan aan Olga (Corrie Schuman se versorger) en Bets Faure. Lyna van Sonja Smith het die pryse oorhandig.

Tydens die verloop van die braai-oggend het Jorrie en Willie musiek gemaak en die inwoners en personeel het geskoffel! Anna Louw het met wieletjies en al die baan geopen! Dit lyk amper of Suster Alta ook dans, of hoe? Dis reg, ‘n mens kan mos nie net werk nie!

The staff quickly, after their morning chores, changed into their Spring clothes to pose in front of the judges. They all did a very good job!



Both Nolan and Betty grew up in Skinner Street, Pretoria. They both went to Hamilton Primary School. Betty went to Pretoria Cetral High School and Nolan to Pretoria Technical College. After finishing a  course at Leiths  Secretarial College Betty went to work at the Government Printing Works. She was an accomplished shorthand/snelskrif typist. When they got married on 17th July 1948, she started working for Conveyancing Lawyers in Central Pretoria until she retired. She was an accomplished seamstress and made clothes for the family, a very good cook and an opera singer.  Nolan left high School and joined the airforce at the start of  WW11. He lied about his age to get in. His brother Hilton had already joined up. He saw tours in El Alamein, Derna, Sidi Rezegh, Gazala, El Wan, Mersah Matruh, Tobruk, El Djem, Malta, Lentini, and Cairo. After the war, he returned to Pretoria and gained employment at the Government Printing Works too. He lectured on printing at The Pretoria Technical College a few nights a week. After their marriage they lived in Magsa Flats in Central Pretoria. They  had a house built in Groenkloof when Groenkloof was hardly more than veld with no tarred roads. They lived there happily for more than 45 years until after they retired. They’ve got 3 children. Michael, Sheila and Geoffrey.  Nolan then joined Volkskas in their printing department and worked his way up to manager, until he retired. They later bought a cottage at Protea Retirement Village, in Centurion where he organized the post for the villagers, he drove the Protea bus for a while, taking shoppers to do their shopping, and when the Protea Frail Care unit had to close down, they moved to Kronendal. They have 5 grandchildren, Francois,(Dar Es Salaam)Jeanne (Uk)Michelle, (UK) Hayley (PTA) and Cameron (PTA) They have 4 great grandchildren, Charl ((Dar Es Salaam) Francois (UK),  Paige (UK) and Ethan (UK) The eldest great grandchild is 17 years old and the youngest is 9 months old. In April 2020 they are going to meet the two youngest great grandchildren for the first time. ( Paige and Ethan) .