Over 30 years of researching for this book, I have encountered many interesting
and helpful people and organizations. I pay special tribute to all of them in my book and will therefore not
mention them all here. Their contact details and other information can be found at the back of the
My sincere ‘Thanks’ goes to all my family and friends for sharing my enthusiasm,
and for your help in compiling and editing my book. Your love and encouragement in making all my dreams come
true, for ‘Pearls of Creation’, I thank you all, may God Bless all my family always.
Finally to my dearest late husband, Vernon, who passed away in September 2007,
thanks for your patience with me, while I typed the 1st Edition and for the beautiful pictures in our book. Ours
was a beautiful partnership in Marriage.