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Don Cheeseman

is a Canadian who now lives in Whitehorse,Yukon Territory, Canada - a slightly different climate from Zambia, where he spent the years 1970-1976.  He has been so kind as to allow some of his stories about that period and place to be posted here.  He wrote (on FaceBook, where these stories appeared) :-

The very sad truth is that they are all in a book that took 28 years to write and no one in the family was interested and I gave a copy to my sons who were not very approving of even sharing the many stories with anyone. Total cool interest including my wife. So just a year ago I started to just take the best bits of the big book apart and make small short stories on FB and the family is still not very interested, but many people like the short one pager not the 700 page book format so I give a bit at a time and look like I am writing very fast but I only have to adjust (spruce up) each bit to make it stand alone. I am up to 179 stories now. 

Here are some of his stories; of his (curent) total of 179, the lists below total fewer than 125. Some stories are NOT relevant to Northern Rhodesia / Zambia and are not on this WebSite, as they are about Nepal, Kilimanjaro, etc. but (for FaceBook viewers) they can be found by searching here. The ones that are NOT underlined will be posted as time permits.   You can send a message to Don here and we shall pass it on to him.

Don and his family visited Malawi, and he wrote about the trip -
The nine Malawi Holiday tales are as follows:
1. Moto Moto Museum in Mbala
2. Becalmed by Lizard Island
3. Rescue teen on the lake in a Dabchick
4. Nyika Plateau
5. Zomba and Zomba Plateau
6. Monkey Bay and Mangochi
7. Livingstonia and a visit to a Mulenge tea plantaion
8. St. Mathias Paris priests in The North of Malawi
9. Deep Bay canoe sinking

And here are the others:-

A Home in Africa
A trip to LA LA Land
A Very Ordinary Man
African Bees
African Carvers
African Combs
African Xylophone

Bathtub Ring
Being Middle Class
Bell's Point
Big Spider
Bill Lewis death
Bow & arrow, mealie pounder
Bridge Over PO
Broken rear axle

Campfire Story
Canadian Aircraft Sales
Chess set Making
Children Of Zambia
Coco de mere
Congolese Doll
Cortina Capers
Culture shock

Down The Mine
Driver Ants 2019

Father Corbeil
Faulty filing
Fireworks astray
First 30 days in Kitwe
First Camping trip
First few days in Africa
Flat Earth Society
Father Corbeil

Growing old
Gwembe Valley

Hippo Meat
Hippo Tooth Carving
Home in Zambia
How it all started

Kafue Flats 10 Oct. 1973
Kafue Park 1970
Kundalila Falls
Kuomboka 1972

Lake Kashiba
Last Days In Zambia
Livingstone Centenary 1 May 1977
Lothian House

Malawi Grand Beach
Margaret and John
Meat from Chief
Middle Class
Molotov Cocktails
Mr. Weak and Mr. Strong
Mulingusi dam 2019

Ndola tree
Networking Parable
New Homes
No Reverse in Truck
Not in the soup yet

Our Christmas Matopos

Partial Eclipse of the Sun
Petrol Theft
Pyjama Party

Rabies shots
Radio parable
Raffia palm seed
Reedbuck horns

Save the tree
See ME
Singing Plumbers
Speaking out
Stolen TV Monitors
Student and Toilet Troubles
Student VD

Thalidomide Lady
The queen at the Wilmott's
The queen in Luanshya
The Tonga
The tree Ndola
Thought & emotions
Traditional Medicine
Transportation Manager
To get a Zambian ID card
Trip to Nepal 1973


Victoria Falls
Visit Vic falls 2

Washing machine
Wild Cats

Zambezi Source
Zambian Post Office
ZIT First Graduation
ZIT Photos

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