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Parenting my parents, the 70-something sparring twins

My mother and my late father were inseparable, but boy did they love to bicker

18 April 2021 - 00:02 By

My father passed away two weeks into April last year. This was two weeks after President Cyril Ramaphosa had imposed a nationwide lockdown in response to the Covid-19 epidemic. Flights were grounded, so the missus and I had to brave the six-hour drive to the Valley of a Thousand Hills for the burial.

It was surreal. We were coming across other vehicles at a rate of one car every 15 minutes. We felt like Will Smith and his dog in the post-apocalyptic movie I am Legend. Me being the mutt, of course, in this analogy...

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