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Posted by Frans Nel | 20 April 2018 | My Friday Story
The Germiston Shunting Yards | #MyFridayStory No. 28

When I was a young boy in the sixties, steam trains were still in use. I can remember lying in my bed at night, hearing the steam trains as they...

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Posted by Frans Nel | 13 April 2018 | My Friday Story
Be a Sweetheart | #MyFridayStory No. 27

I am a sweetheart. You earn the right to call yourself a sweetheart from the first plastic bottle top or bread tag you collect. This somewhat endearing term is bestowed on every person...

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Posted by Frans Nel | 06 April 2018 | My Friday Story
Our Idiot Brain | #MyFridayStory No. 26

I am fascinated by how fickle our brain is. Through a passion for all things marketing, I have been down a few rabbit-holes in the search for new and interesting...

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Posted by Frans Nel | 30 March 2018 | My Friday Story
A Dusty Bible | #MyFridayStory No. 25

I grew up in a home where a Bible was never far away. My Calvinist upbringing, although pious in some ways, thanks to liberal parents it provided a principled foundation...

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Posted by Frans Nel | 23 March 2018 | My Friday Story
The Future of Reading | #MyFridayStory No. 24

The best way to fast track progress, is through reading. Reading is a right that should be fiercely encouraged, especially with our children. It is accepted as a means of...

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Posted by Frans Nel | 16 March 2018 | My Friday Story
The Night Shift | #MyFridayStory No. 23

My Mom was as a nursing sister. Straight out of high school from a small farming town called Pofadder, in the Northern Cape, mom signed up to become a nurse. The Second...

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Posted by Frans Nel | 09 March 2018 | My Friday Story
The Greatest Hits | #MyFridayStory No. 22

As my kids would call it, ‘back in the ol’ days’, before the internet and before ‘instant gratification’ was a term, people would go to a physical store to buy...

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Posted by Frans Nel | 02 March 2018 | My Friday Story
I Never Want to Retire | #MyFridayStory No. 21

I recently reached the milestone age of 55. 55 is considered ‘early retirement’ age in South Africa. Retiring at 60 is ‘normal retirement’, and at 65 is ‘compulsory retirement’ age. I can remember selling retirement...

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Posted by Frans Nel | 23 February 2018 | My Friday Story
Buckle Up! | #MyFridayStory No. 20

There is overwhelming proof that buckling up while driving can save your life in the event of an accident. Most people would agree that wearing a seat-belt is a sensible...

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Posted by Frans Nel | 16 February 2018 | My Friday Story
The Guinness Book of World Records | #MyFridayStory No. 19

I can remember awaiting the release of The Guinness Book of World Records. For those fascinated with things like how tall the tallest man in the world is, or who’s the fastest...

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