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 Post subject: Re: Donating Bench
Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:52 am 
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Can you say " In honor of " instead.. ? :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Donating Bench
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Good news,I received yesterday evening a mail from Lucy
Thanks again Lesego for your help :thumbs_up:
I'm surprised too and don't understand why we can't say "In the memory of " if it's a memorial bench...
Afraid Kruger becomes a huge memorial :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Donating Bench
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As Shakespeare said "A name, what is a name" :doh:

will just have to be inventive/creative/grammatically correct - and say/mean/describe the same thing! :o

In memory of / Remembering/ honouring/ never forgotten/with thoughts of/ thinking of

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 Post subject: Re: Donating Bench
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Also very unclear to me, we are all awaiting a reply, maybe Nkulu should enquire and place the reply.

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 Post subject: Re: Donating Bench
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I forwarded your questions about the In memory of....will hopefully receive an answer...... :thumbs_up:

And I did ask for the email to be changed, it is still the old format in the signature........ :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Donating Bench
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Thanks Lion Queen, appreciated, if necessary I will esculate (like I did the initial enquires :twisted: )but I have personally decided to ask all his nearest and dearest to come up with something original and we will put it to the vote. My favourite so far is Listen to the Fish Eagle with his name and dates

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Nkulu wrote:
Thanks Lion Queen, appreciated, if necessary I will esculate (like I did the initial enquires :twisted: )but I have personally decided to ask all his nearest and dearest to come up with something original and we will put it to the vote. My favourite so far is Listen to the Fish Eagle with his name and dates


Listen to the Fish Eagle has a very nice ring to it.... :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Donating Bench
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Ten days later and second request (copied Lucy) and I finally got the balance of information


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Dear Petra,
Attached please find the banking details as requested!

BANKING DETAILS
BANK: FIRST NATIONAL BANK
ACCOUNT NUMBER:62029323970

BRANCH CODE: 253145 (Skukuza)
TYPE OF ACCOUNT: cheque (Sanparks)

Memorial Bench to be erected at: Nkuhlu picnic site
1 x Plaque: Inclusive in the price
Size of the plaque: 150mm X 80mm
Number of bench to be erected: One
Time period (completion): Two month after full deposit paid

Total fixed amount: (special rate) R3850.00 per bench
N.B This amount include the ordering of the bench, plaque, erecting and delivering of the bench.
Approved / Not Approved: Date: 02 April 2013
(only after the full deposit is paid)
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(the erected area is identified)


Gerson Sekwena
Regional Tourism Manager – Marula
Hospitality Standards Manager
Kruger National Park
Tel: 013 735 4388
Fax: 013 735 4014
Mobile: 0769883682
Email: gersons@sanparks.org


I do not have the energy to argue the "in Memory of" suggest we find alternative wording ie

In memory of = Remembering/ honouring/ never forgotten/with thoughts of/ thinking of

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 Post subject: Re: Donating Bench
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Seems I am the only one who has not yet received a reply :(

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JeanniR, send a mail importance, highto Gerson, copy Lucy, request a delivery and read receipt :twisted: Good Luck

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After a few weeks I got a reply from a very friendly lady called Nelisiwe, so my memorial bench is also under way... :dance:

Now the we just have to decide what to put on the plaque :think:

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Why not get creative and humorous.

How about "If you sit on this bench and feel somebody try to push you off, it could be XXXX who loved this area".

After all, anyone who gets out of their car near Skukuza could well be haunted by a ghost with a serious comb-over. My dad - Jerry Hattrick. :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Donating Bench
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It seems as if erecting a memorial bench has become a major chore

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I unfortunately have to express my terrible disappointment on arriving at Nkuhlu on the 10th August, only to find no bench has been erected.
The pieces were lying at the back, but the bench was not erected as “they forgot to bring the screws”.
Please note the funds were transferred April 2013 and 3.5 months later there is still no bench.
My daughter planned a trip end July and I was in Kruger mid August, and both of us had to experience disappointment.


I was also amazed to see several benches parked back to back (one facing the view, with another facing inside) at Mondolozi.

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