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The Self Employed Housewife
By Nadine May
Saturday, February 08, 2014

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As a young mother with two toddlers she needed to gain financial independence in a strange new country where she knew no one. One day she walked past a boutique with leather handbags that inspired her

1974 – Durban – South Africa

The palm trees that lined the boulevard on Durban’s Marine Parade brought back memories of her childhood. She had been an avid collector of picture postcards of tropical plants. Being born in the northern hemisphere must have been a mistake, because for as long as she could remember she had had a longing for a warm almost tropical climate.

“Hermien hurry up”

Jan’s irritated tone swiftly took her out of her daydreaming. Her husband hailed a taxi that would take him to the harbor where the oil tanker that he was to join as the first officer was docked.

Her little boy of three sulked from sadness. His father had given him his uniform cap and he wouldn’t part with it. The troubled toddler was both sad and angry that his Daddy was going away. His elder sister very advanced for a five-year old, showed great empathy by holding his hand. She needed to be careful, since she could already pick up her mother’s depressed mood by showing concern.

“Come, daddy needs to go. He will be back soon.” She whispered, not knowing how soon that would be.

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Reviewed by Nadine May 2/9/2014
Thank you both for the response. Its the first time that I got a reply from this forum. Yes its probably more directed at woman readers.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 2/8/2014
An interesting story of an enterprising woman. Not sure I'd want to read the book though, although many women probably will want to. Well written.

Reviewed by Budd Nelson 2/8/2014
an interesting start to this story

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