For those of you who have not had the pleasure of meeting my parents, let me introduce you to Leon and Lorna Vermeulen. They live in Pretoria, South Africa.

During their visit, I have started to record their life stories. I think it is going to take more than a few days, but I don’t want them to be reduced to the following:

  • date of birth
  • date of death
  • date of marriage
  • number of children
  • census information

I have been doing my family history on my mum’s side (dad’s side has been done), and I realised how little we know about people once they have passed on. There are some very interesting (and funny) stories, some which I might even publish here!