A life-long fan
With reference to the snippet about Oosie’s Index in go! #136: I also have all 156 issues of Weg ( Our Afrikaans sister mag. – Ed.) I decided to investigate and discovered the following:
The total height in metres of all the issues in a pile.
The weight in kilograms of that pile.
The total cost in rands of all the issues published so far – bargain!
Total number of pages.
Every issue features at least one place that my wife Katrien and I have visited, although we’ve never been outside the country. I was born in Knysna in 1932 and the Garden Route and Route 62 remain our favourite holiday spots. We love mountain passes and detours and since my retirement 22 years ago, Katrien and I have driven more than 90 passes, kloofs and poorts. We enjoy Toast, Erns, Sophia and all the other writers’ stories and I often reread them to experience the scenery again. Without the magazine, our holidays wouldn’t be as enjoyable. May there be many more issues to come! FERES KÖMMER, Springs