Northern Rhodesia – Gerry Pinckney
Northern Rhodesia : Oh my country
Northern Rhodesia oh my country – you gave me so much. You gave me friends in abundance-both young and old, an education in life for which I am ever grateful.
The things we did and places we went –
I have seen the building of and fished at Kariba Dam, our week-end outings to the Congo, the Great North Road, Abercorn, Lake Tanganyika, water skiing on various dams, the Kafue River, hot springs, up the Solwize Road. Week-end outings to Rodwins Resort, and numerous places where I have been and the things I did all have to go untold.
I am grateful for the life I experience that you gave me in the early years and not of today. I had a childhood filled with the joys of being young in a wild and developing land. Thanks to my parents for taking the plunge and going to a un known land, my life has been filled with excitement and adventures.
I have lived through U.D.I. the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, the launching of the first satellites, the landing on the moon, the introduction of computers ,T/V, E/Mail, cell phones and much more .
I have so many memories – So many faces, places, and many things come to mind – To mention them all I can not do.
The gathering of friends and the listening to L.M Radio – Juke Box music of the time while sipping floats off all kinds.
Sometimes you made me mad and sometimes sad and at times you even made me cry.
O land of the rising and setting sun, land of beauty, land of fun – All those memories come flooding back to me and are imprinted in my mind and on my heart.
As I think of those still to come I wonder, “Will they have so much fun?”
Gerry Pinckney posted his thoughts on the Last of the Rhodesians Group. He kindly permitted me to share his post. Pic is Public Domain© greatwhitetribe.com - Respect copyright - You may link freely to this content