Note to the reader:

The novel “Toffie appels vir Eva” is a memoir. It reflects the author’s recollections and experiences over time. Characteristics and names and have been changed, places and stories have been compressed, and some conversation has been recreated. 

I’ve allowed some of these details to stand because it is a book of memory, and memory has its own story to tell. But I have done my best to convey an accurate and truthful memoir.

Some persons within this memoir are actual individuals. Their names have been changed to respect their privacy. I recognize that their memories of the events described in this book can be different from my own.

But also, some characters and places are fictional, and some stories and conversations are written differently and creatively to convey a better story-line. 

If you find any resemblance to actual events or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.