April 23, 2016 by petrujviljoen
Petru Viljoen is most proud to announce yet another artefact accepted by The Claudia McGill Museum. Kindly visit the original site and explore the other amazing items on display.
Here at the Museum, we have a mailbox like anyone else. And so often the contents are mundane items – the light bill, the heat bill, announcements, flyers, and other specimens of modern life that have washed ashore and found refuge in the black metal box out by the street, or in its cyberspace equivalent.
At times, however, we do receive something that stands out and so we sit up and take notice. As you read this missive from a loyal Museum-goer from South Africa (and I think you will remember her and her discussion of marbles, finding and losing them, that is…), imagine the Museum staff sitting in the break room with our doughnuts, coffee, power bars, and herbal iced tea, perusing the words coming to us from so far away, and reminding us that the ground beneath our feet is the same the world over. Treasures abound…
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