We Wanted To Know Why This Lady Is So Awesome!!

Protea Hotel klerksdorp
Protea Hotel klerksdorp

Is our First visit to South Africa and we landed at Potchefstroom Airport. Never had an idea of the origins of the language called Afrikaans, but was ready with our 'Feelsionator' and willing to take the plunge in this adventure. Pretty cool for a new Year. I guess the Lions and Tigers are on Vacation, but let's see what we have.

Potchefstroom Airport
Potchefstroom Airport

KLERKSDORP

Like any other pioneering cities, Klerksdorp was not exception. Located in this province of Transvaal, We felt like an old voorstrekker(literally "those who trek ahead", "fore-trekkers"). Many newcomers settled on the banks of the Schoonspruit ("Clear stream"), which flows through the town. So far we see an Oasis..literally!


Stellenbosch

We took it like a man and took a long ride to this city on the suburbs of Cape Town. The scenery was breath taking, Hills, Lakes, Catchment mountain areas and a Paradisiac fresh air. Actually we were checking on our Search Engine, where this stunning lady Charlize Theron was born, Benoni to be right...but was further North East from where we were. This is life, oh well! I should write a letter to her, following Linda Sunshine steps! Who knows..!

Brother Lucas, his wife, mammy and Martie
Brother Lucas, his wife, mammy and Martie
The love of her life... Can you tell?
The love of her life... Can you tell?

Listen to Martie..!

The aerial show.... on tape...!

THE DAY HAS COME...

After gathering info and pondering facts, and drawing our conclusions, we were ready to write the..

REASONS WHY THIS LADY IS SO AWESOME AS A HUBPAGES COLLEAGUE!

  1. She is Vincent Moore's found 'sista' and Maria Jordan..!
  2. She has achieved a hub-score of a 100 more than once!
  3. She can teach us some Afrikkans if we ever meet Charlize!
  4. She is Kallini 2010 best friend...Oh my God!! (I think, never mind)
  5. She loves her Country and traditional music
  6. She can really speak her mind!! ...She can 'smell a rat' miles away!
  7. She just taught me how to say 'I love you': Ek is lief vir jou!
  8. She reads hubs with her Blackberry Curb!! I want one!
  9. She has a son and a daughter...and
  10. 4 grand kids that she treasures!...pictures speak better. The joy of her life!!
  11. Her daughter is her neighbor too! Same as Mister Rogers...won't you??
  12. For her, Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is simply passing the time.
  13. For her, 'Everybody cries and everybody hurts sometimes'
  14. She is a Personal assistant for Attorneys ( hope you get that 33% bonus Martie!)
  15. There is a Chemistry between her and MARCOUJOR MARIA and Svletana too!, Sorry!
  16. She is a free spirit in awe of the Creator for his creation, our human race.
  17. She can take us from Pretoria to Capetown in a wild 3 hours ride!
  18. We want to know why Cheetah never took Jane for Tarzan!
  19. She is a blessing for all of us
  20. We wish there were more friends like her and the rest of our rat pack gang!
  21. When commenting and running out of pages then you have the real Martie on the other side of the screen..!
  22. She has found love, they told us so...!
  23. She witnessed an air show accident near her House.
  24. You can find her voice at Youtube
  25. We love Martie more than ever!
  26. We would love to dance Tango with her!
  27. She loves those afrikaans drums
  28. She is blessed to be loved by her family and her grand kids!

Oh Charlize!

 Martie and her four angels!!
Martie and her four angels!! | Source

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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

What a wonderfully crafted hub for an outstanding hubber! I am a big fan of Martie! Glad to see her get her moment in the spotlight. Well done!!


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas

Another great hub on another great hubber! This was really nice Lord - good job. Many beautiful pictures too!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

Wow...Hail to you mighty Lord and to this awesome lady Martie...

Miss Martie mighty Lord wants a bb...

thank you Lord for introducing me this lady, and Africa...


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Thank you! I am so glad to know more about her! I have just discovered her on hub - and what a multi-talented all around person she is:) I am so interested about what it would be like to live in S. Africa! Fascinating facts as always!


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Hi Tammy dear!

Hello Miss olive! Glad to see you Kelly!

Martie is beyond doubt, the typical Hubber that encourage others and shares her own experiences. If you notice how fine she looks around her family...we know for sure that she can treat any of us like family and that's what is making HP a place where we can make that difference ourselves! Thanks dear friends!

LORD


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Hi Raciniwa,

We did make a virtual visit to her Country and we did find a nice Panoramic view. Is like the tip of the Whole continet holds the best to know yet. Diversity and cultures abound, and there is so much to learn. Thanks Raci!

LORD


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A.A. Zavala 4 years ago from Texas

Martie is a treasure. She doesn't fit the mold of the traditional mature woman. I don't know anyone else like her. Such an awesome tribute...


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Thanks for stopping by, AA!

Martie will read us soon, due to the the time difference with NYC. But we found the gem in her...and we can see it in those pictures, is like she is embracing the world with her smile. Happy Holidays AA Zavala!

LORD


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Here is another GREAT HUBBER I cant wait to meet. .Mr. lord you do such a great job at these hubs.. thank you for introducing each one to me.. Great job again.

Happy New Year Mr. Lord.

DEbbie


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Martie is one of my favorite fiction writers on hubages. She is terrific writer and a true friend. Lord, You have done a great job.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

You are very welcome Debbie!

Martie is a sweet person like you. She can make friends like the Saddle and she can listen to you as a sister, so there she is! She was chosen for her awesomeness! and her talents, and her gift of being compassionate!

Happy New Year Debbie my sweet friend!

LORD


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Thanks so much Vinaya!

Actually we were reading her famous and eloquent hubs about Her country and we were amazed. Let's her tell us more! Happy new year Vinaya!

LORD


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

What a great hub honoring another hubber. I will definately have to check her out! :)


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Thanks BarberGir28,

She will be here in a minute! Just doubling that coffee and ready to get her shot of awesomeness!

LORD


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Another great tribute. Thanks for the introduction to this very lovely lady. Love the pics.


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

My dearest lord de cross, you are absolutely amazing. Your presentation of me is so beautiful I feel like following myself :)) It is such a delight to be on this last day of 2011 in your unique, magnificent spotlight. All my thumbs and toes, curling with pleasure, are UP for you – this hub is a job well-done and clearly with pleasure.

I spend about 8 out of 24 hours per day in Cyberspace – in HubPages, on Facebook, in my personal site, and of course on the sites of my friends and sources of information, and I honestly regard you and my follow hubbers and facebookers as my family in this realm where we are all spirit/soul dressed in transparent words. I love you dearly and wish I could bring all of you to South Africa to show you around and spoil you properly with all the love, admiration and respect I have for you.

I feel honored to be one of you!

My sincere thanks to you and everybody who are making me feel so nice on this special day.

I love you all very much.

Ek is baie lief vir almal van julle :)


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Martie! dear!

Ons is lief vir jou ook!!

(We love you also)

You are one of our last awesome person in our tribute and Happy New Year...and thanks for inviting us!!

You afre a delightful woman, and our friends helped us to give you a shout-out!! Enjoy your day and we are happy for you!! You are still grinning?

LORD


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Hi Gypsy Rose!

Thanks for your words of appreciation, and you won't waste your time in following this fine lady, right Saddlerider1?

LORD


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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

What a nice tribute to your fellow hubber. Because of you , I will check out her hub. Thanks!! Vote up!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Martie!!! What a fabulous tribute Lord!!! There's so much about Martie that's lovable!! She's our South African Queen of HubPages!! XO


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

My new favorite tribute! Martie is such a sweetie. I am just getting to know her too but I loved her instantly. And now I want to take a trip to her homeland and tour the sights and visit with her to hear her stories :) luv u Martie!


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Thanks for telling us that you will follow Martie Pickles&rufus. She definitely has a charm and if you check her FB, you will see her as a queen. Happy New Year and thanks for the follow.

LORD


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Sunshine and Ardie,

Thanks for speaking out your mind! this woman certainly rocks! What a heart of hers! always around her grandkids and family. Nothing better to recieve a new year.

LORD


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epigramman 4 years ago

.....wow LORD there is sure a lot of awesomeness going on in your hubs these days .......and a bit part of that is because of the divine gentleman that you are - like I said before you are truly a cheerleader for the human race and we certainly always need more of that to share.

And yes Martie the Magnificent - you are my sun who rises over the lake and then sits on my lap while having my morning coffee - now you know why I go back to bed and don't get back up until 3 in the afternoon - lol lol - isn't love grand with Miss M in my life - you betcha!!!!! lake erie time ontario canada 11:30am

Look to my Facebook page for a posting here and with a direct link back here


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

This is beautiful and so very well deserved,I have to award this hub with an up up and away.

Take care ,

Eddy.


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

This is an awesome hub for an awesome lady. Martie is one of the best. A great writer and a wonderful friend.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Rosemay50 and Eidween,

Martie has won our hearts in the few weeks we met. She can trasmit her feelings through the pictures, and that is more that those thousand words of admiration for her Persona. Happy new Year to you all!

LORD


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Thanks again to all and everybody because you have made the last day of 2011 so special for me. Besides the hub all comments touched my heart. I've asked myself a few times today why do 'declarations' like this cause a kind of awakening... forcing me to say to myself: "I am an A in many eyes, why do I feel like a B?"

Of course I know the answer as well as the solution of the identified 'problem'. Therefor I can live on, working the solution while I am more than ever before grateful because I have so many wonderful friends.

We have a saying: "People are people through people." What would we have been without each other? Only through all of you... because of you... I can survive - in here specifically as a hubber - and grow.

Thank you so much!


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epigramman 4 years ago

....actually Martie my dear you are a H in my book - and stands for Hot!!!!!!!


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epigramman 4 years ago

...actually dear LORD - if truth be told - I would like the magnificent Martie to come over to my place and sit on my lap and we would merrily write away together on my other lap top ...and do some other stuff too - lol lol

and yes it was a highlight of my hub year to meet you dear Sir - thank you for all of your support; love your style and your writing - happy new year with continued health and happiness to you and your family - lake erie time 10:54pm another hour and it's a new year here by the lake


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Oh Martie! Sniffs! Sobs!

Why do you want to make us cry on New Year's eve? Between you and me^^^^^ I think Epi said that you are a Hottie! Is that right? He cannot sit anymore..he goes outside..comes in and wants to answer you again...we will see!

Happy new Year Martie!

Epigramman,

Nice to see you again my friend..saw you complimenting this fine lady. Glad to see your eyes shine..after reading this Lady. Have a nice New Year! and see you in 2012!

LORD


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Thanks Epi!

Your support brought my new friends to my "realm" and they love us for what we are. I Include Saddlerider1 too. Thanks my Canadian friends..that back then foguth with me at the Foreign legion. Merci!

LORD


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

@@@ Epi – Lol! I just love to be an H for you. But I must say I am kind of glad you cannot get hold of me, because you are so sizzling hot you will surely melt me in my own shoes.

@@@ - Lord – Fortunately Epi lives right next to a lake... And he is so wise - when he smells fire, he runs out, take a quick dive and then return to end his comment properly. That is why I am so very-very fond of him :)))

Now Saddle (sniff-sniff) has complete forgotten about me – typical of a man knowing his little stepsister has a crush on him. On the other hand, he may be enjoying himself at a New-Year’s party, and trust me, he is going to feel so sorry for me when he returns and see my face all red and puffy with tears.

Sorry, dear Lord, but here are too many adorable men in Hubland without lovingly ‘yours’ in their lives; I just have to spoil them here from the bottom of the world with my love until they allow a smart lady to snatch them.

:)))))


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

You are funny Martie. You gave more food for Epi to answer you back..he is a little busy with Miss TIFFY and his doggie. But Saddle has his own schedule of work...probably will let you know. Glad to hear from you again , and lucky Epi has a lake to cool down that H of a sultry day. Have a nice one Martie!

LORD


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saddlerider1 4 years ago

My sweet African sista, I left you a quick note in FB. I never will forget you, I am at work on this fine New Years Day. Get ready for me, stay HOT as our dear HOT EPI has expressed, the Saddle will be riding the trail back home soon and kicking off my boots, throwing my cowboy hat on the chair, adjusting my buckle on my tight fitting jeans and snapping up my laptop to come back here to leave you an awesome accolade. Great job Lord, you picked a real winner here in Martie the Hottie:-)))


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

The saddle has spoken and Martie has to understand. I see the man in here and my respects for him. Thanks to Martie and Ken, in making this community richer and closer.

LORD


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Oh my, I just like the giggles these guys are giving me. They make my toes curl. Really, they are so awesome. Perfect main characters for novels and short stories. I can use their comments as dialogue just as it is, and readers will fall in love with them - as they should.

Okay... my turn...

Saddle, my darling, I am counting the hours, looking so forward to see you kicking off your boots, throwing your cowboy hat on the chair, adjusting your buckle on your tight fitting jeans and snapping up your laptop for me...

(I am giggling myself pink down here...)

Lord, I know some people don't appreciate this kind of comments - they call it silly. But classy flirting has more pros than cons. Not only for the 'naughty scoundrels' but also for the open-minded readers. I will write a hub about this.

Now let me get myself ready for Saddle. When he sees me... I will be dressed to kill...


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Oh God! Martie, you were close to make a comment like Mamadrama..Thnaks for your response, I guess the Saddle will stop to check your sultry update.

LORD


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saddlerider1 4 years ago

As promised Martie, I have returned to leave you my comment to yours. First let me say, you worry me with the statement."Dressed to Kill" have you forgotten the sensually, tormenting, terror, horror and pain you inflicted in your dungeons. Whips, chains, knives etc etc in one of your beautifully written hubs last year?

So please dress down for me okay. Tight fitting jeans, open neck blouse, barefeet and a glass of red wine in your hand ready to hand to this poetic cowboy when I enter the room would be delightful. A crackling fireplace, aromatic candles lit, Keith Urban whispering his music in our ears.

I love classy flirting, it's harmless and grand for the soul. Naughtiness is also fun in the privacy of ones chamber. So kick off your denim, unbutton your blouse and let two poets see what kind of music they can make, maybe even scribe a poem or two:-)) I look forward to reading your hub that will open all our sensual minds, but leave your whips at home in the closet. Oops forgot that Epi loves the whips, leather, chains and feather to tickle his giggles, maybe on second thought pack those in your overnight bag to. LoL


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Well Saddle and Martie,

Glad to be a romantic fiddler and moderator for this awesome world of cunning and romantic encouter. You guys make this place a better one for writing and have a good time. Take care and Happy New year..all year long!

LORD


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Good grief, Saddle, you curled my toes! Wow! I am giggling my heart out! And we thought you were the master of melancholy? Phewwww ….

(I am dampening the hot flushes on my cheeks with a hankie dipped in eau de cologne.)

Where am I?

Oh, you must be Mamadrama’s secret mentor…

(Fainting!)

(Pulling myself together)

Rest assured, sweet cowboy, in your company my Nemesis is as good as dead. Only my Aphrodite breathes in your affection, inhaling the strong passion in your vibes. With her dusters of feathers dipped in scented powder, and her hands soaked in the oil of exotic fragrant flowers, she will delight you until….

the clock strikes TWELVE….

:))))

Thank you, dear Lord, for the good New Year’s wishes and also for allowing me to spoil our most fabulous poets with some sizzling words :))))


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

WOW What a great tribute to Martie.. she is a great hubber and great writer.. Love Love Martie..

A great hub about a great lady

Debbie


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Dear Martie, the more I read about you the more I see what a wonderful lady your are! DON'T YOU JUST LOVE THOSE DRUMS!! Lol

Thanks J. De Cross, for sharing it with us.....


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Debbie and Lathing,

Marite has been that fighting soul with a heart of Gold. There is no way Martie could harm anyone of us. She does what she preaches and her Country is simple heaven on earth. Thanks for those kind words toward her.

Lord


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Deborah, LaThing and lord

I almost missed these lovely comments of yours.... I am sure you know what a battle it is to handle the flooding HP notifications in our inboxes.

Thank you so much for your support and beautiful words to me. I am sure you will agree with me that we might not have enough time to farm in each other's corners, but it is certainly so-so wonderful to 'see' each other every day and to know we are up and about, hubbing and facebooking and living our lives.

I love you all like I love ALL my relatives :) Take care and be happy :)


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Dear Martie,

Been a pleasure meeting you. Your upbringing is shown in your actions and words. Hope you are having a nice time with those grandkids.


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MartieCoetser 2 years ago from South Africa

Hi Lord, I thought this one has been unpublished months ago. So good to see it and you are still here :)

Will come back to check your latest hubs asap :)

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