Three of a Kind

Three Brothers

I thought of many names for this Post; many came to mind with the autumn rain in May but I decided to keep it factual.

 Thoughts of One day in May mingled with The Three Musketeers: an appropriate name would have been Three Siblings and of course, Three Brothers entered my mind; the latter would have been accurate too.

 Days of Memories in May would some up the mood.

 You guess when it was taken; guess how old the photo is and who is who.

 It is a full early winter day here; there is no sadness; no there is no place for that.  What a wonderful Life I have had.  All the glory belongs to Him who made it all possible to happen to lonely me, and for such a long time.


15 Responses to “Three of a Kind”

  1. elcampeador Says:

    “What a wonderful Life I have had”

    Umm, you left out THE “wonderful life” you have given to others, good friend.

    • Ike Jakson Says:

      Thanks Elcampeador. I will pop by and say hello to the wonderful people you have around you.

  2. elcampeador Says:

    Reblogged this on et cetera* and commented:
    Cheers to our fine friend, Ike Jakson..

    • Ike Jakson Says:

      Thank you Elcampeador, for your gracious remark; but I was privileged having both an elder and a younger brother. Both were of the best sort. I miss young Boetie and will hold his wife’s hand when we commemorate two years of his passing in three weeks time.

      Elder brother Ouboet was a rock of support, a sage in wisdom and kindness itself to the young ones. It is as if he is still with us.

  3. nolanimrod Says:

    Which one of you guys is the one who says Arrrgh!! ?

    • Ike Jakson Says:


      That would be me, wearing the green top. The tee-shirt says:”Never too late to have a happy Childhood. Bought it off the I-75 at Unadilla GA and it’s still in good nick. I often wear it for the benefit of the local young ones.

  4. JM Says:

    Good morning, Ike.

    Now … The Three *****? Three What? I used to go to a nice pub called The Three Mariners. But I think maybe The Three Wise Men would suit you better.

    And Boetie is certainly still with you.

    God bless you all,


    • Ike Jakson Says:

      Welcome JM and thank you for your beautiful words. Boetie was the one with the smile; perhaps I got myself messed up in a moment of emotion. I am a lucky man.

      But I have not been very active and you seemed to be having a rest too; we must keep in touch.

  5. christophertrier Says:

    Môre, Mnr Jackson.
    I am an only child so there are no comparable memories.
    Still, I have had friends who were like brothers and sisters. Some are still around, some have moved on to happier planes of existence. I’ve long given up on asking why many things happened as they did. It seems better accept that something, somewhere has reasons for it.

    • Ike Jakson Says:

      Goeienaand Christopher

      Your two sentences at the end sums up my view on most things; they are not for us to know. There is a beautiful sentimental song about it.

      I believe that we should be happy and thankful for all the good things; work, yes, we must on things that are not but “whatever will be will be.”

      I am pleased that you dropped by. See, that is another good thing for me today.

      You go well, young friend; enjoy what you have.

  6. Bob Mack Says:

    Howdy, Ike. Hope all is well with you.

    • Ike Jakson Says:

      Howdy Mack

      What a pleasant moment to see you?

      I am a lot better in many ways but turning philosophical about the rest. Here is a new word for you with a Jaksonian twist and a smile; the connotation is also purely Jaksonian and somewhat sardonic in view of recent White House developments.

      So, and at last the gayus have taken the mansion; when will they take the country? Questions, questions and more to come.

      Bless you my Friend. You and yours will survive; about the others, well I am not holding my breath.

      I will be visiting Cape Town for a few days in ten days time where we will share the memories of Boetie crossing the River two years ago.


  7. Ike Jakson Says:

    Thanks for the tick Greg; it means a lot to me.

  8. Mel Kelly Says:

    Very profound

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