As Time Goes By an Introduction

Every Moment Life is an Adventure

Dear Reader,

A warm welcome to my website.

When sitting back, I think about the discoveries we read about everyday, changes and developments over the last couple of centuries it is phenomenal. As time goes by one think, what next, is there still something new to discover?

My parents were born very early in the previous century. During their lifetime they witnessed the appearance of so many magnificent inventions, happenings and discoveries.

To name a few the first car the model T Ford, the Great Depression, lived through both world wars, experienced  the landing on the moon, flying of the fist aircraft, Boeing and many spaceships there after, the microwave and into the next century to witness the tragedy of 911.

New discoveries and events have marked the timeline and they witnessed it all.

Photo of my parents Willie and Mien Kok

The ending of the second world war marked the beginning of my lifetime.  It was a privilege to witness so many events and discoveries. Rock and Roll and Elvis Presley was a game changer for young people, from silent movies, cinerama, using virtual reality techniques today when making new movies, electronics, the digital age with Silicone Valley, cell phones, Internet, Google, cuber games even Tesla solar powered cars to name a few.

The way we lived, even as young adults, were so different form today’s lifestyle. It has changed from warm caring communities to a clinical impersonal cold competitive world with disconnected societies. The way we ate also changed dramatically, from wholesome natural food to genetically modified synthetic products, one hardly can call food.

With these letters to my granddaughter I would love to give the younger generations of the New Century, a glimpse of an era gone by. The good old days as they say, where all was natural from food, friendships business and societies.

Most habits can still be successfully implemented today, as a matter of fact it will counter balance the new manipulative ways of modern society.

Distance yourself, leave the flock of sheep behind to become a free thinker and uniquely you.

The letters I wrote start when a young person leaves school or college entering the adult world which is so different from the closed community they were studying in.

It is meant to guide and motivate them developing his/her personality, confidence and self-esteem for a better future and to build healthy happy relationships. The letters start off with self development and relationships, then branch out to add practical housekeeping and easy recipes when cooking, making life easier for young couples in their hectic schedule, inspiring them to live a happy and successful life.

This is meant to be an info hub for all and everything needed. Questions and requests on what to discuss next can be added in the comment section and we will find the answers. Relationships are the most important to discuss. It is the core of one’s happiness and success.

My granddaughter with her cat

I only have one granddaughter therefore the letters are addressed to her. The letters could easily have been addressed to my Grandson too, it attend to life’s lessons they both will to go through.

This is a way to guide and at the same time give them insight to those days and how life was lived, highlighting changes as time goes by.

I don’t want the legacy of my parents and what they have taught me get lost and be forgotten.

Take from it what you need, apply it, live a better life. Fulfill your dreams and goals with the help of old world glory.

Kind regards


Gran Stella

As Time Goes By an Introduction

As Time Goes By an Introduction

One Comment on “As Time Goes By an Introduction”

  1. Stella, you have a good heart and your objectives of writing this and future posts is awesome. We are now living in a world that is so different from decades ago, and I personally feel that the world is not getting better but is deteriorating instead. Many of the good values are no longer treasured. I would love to see you writing more of topics that will teach our future generation to learn the values such as honesty, humility, integrity and filial piety.

    Thank you for sharing, i totally enjoy your post.

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