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Sandra du Plessis
Location: Harrismith, South Africa
Gender: Female
Born: 7 February 1959
Member: Eternal Premier Author
Joined: June 2015
Retired music teacher, and now trying to write my heart out, about what is going on in my mind.

I was asked a few times what my surname means. I only know it is from French origin. I did a Google search and I found the following explanation.

Plessis (Afrikaans: du Plessis) Plessy, and de Plessis are related surnames of French origin, and may refer to: A plessis meant a fence made of interwoven branches in Old French. French people: ... Alphonse-Louis du Plessis de Richelieu, French bishop.

My poem Christmas Feast - Christus Fees where I used Afrikaans to demonstrate our language against English there was a few people asking about the origins of Afrikaans. Although we have many words from other languages the majority of our vocabulary is from Dutch origin.

Here is the results of a Google search about the origins of Afrikaans.

It is the first language of most of the Afrikaners and Coloureds of Southern Africa. Although Afrikaans has adopted words from other languages, including Portuguese, the Bantu languages, Malay, German and the Khoisan languages, an estimated 90 to 95% of the vocabulary of Afrikaans is of Dutch origin.
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FanStory wrote to Sandra du Plessis: He Shed His Blood finished third in the contest "Trinet Poetry"
October 9, 2020 at 4:10PM

FanStory wrote to Sandra du Plessis: Coping With Isolation Rules finished second in the contest "Poetry about coping"
September 27, 2020 at 12:13AM

Sandra du Plessis: I will not be able to host the NaPoWriMo challenge this year, if anyone is interested in hosting the challenge for the month of April, please feel free to open a contest for this year.
March 28, 2020 at 3:26AM

FanStory wrote to Sandra du Plessis: Congratulations! #4 Ranked Poet of 2019!
January 5, 2020 at 2:34PM

Sandra du Plessis: We have major power problems. When I manage to get data my power runs low, so I will be around whenever possible. I am getting far behind on reviews.
February 11, 2019 at 1:07PM
    misscookie: I know what you mean.... don't sweat the mall stuff.
    May 24, 2019 at 4:36AM
    Robert Zimmerman: Hi Maria. Well done and congratulations.
    July 9, 2019 at 12:28PM
    Robert Zimmerman: Sandra, please excuse my mistake. I typed Maria instead of your name. I'm old. My only excuse.
    July 9, 2019 at 12:31PM
    JLR: I am pulling it and trying to redo a template and see if I can make corrective actions
    November 10, 2019 at 4:05PM

FanStory wrote to Sandra du Plessis: Congratulations! January 2019 Recognized Writer!
January 9, 2019 at 7:33PM
    michaelcahill: YAY!!!!! Way to go, Sandra! Well deserved. Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :))
    January 9, 2019 at 7:00PM
    Gloria ....: Way to go, Sandra. Well-deserved. :))
    January 9, 2019 at 7:01PM
    Irish Rain: Congratulations Miss Sandra!!
    January 9, 2019 at 7:53PM
    Mrs. KT: So happy for you, Sandra!
    January 9, 2019 at 7:54PM
    mrsmajor: Congratulations!!!
    January 9, 2019 at 7:56PM
    Dean Kuch: Congratulations, Sandra.
    January 9, 2019 at 8:18PM
    Susanjohn: Congrats Sandra! :-)
    January 9, 2019 at 8:30PM
    Mustang Patty: Congratulations!!! You deserve this SO much!!
    January 9, 2019 at 8:33PM
    LynSys: Congratulations Sandra! Quite and honor and so deserved ;o)
    January 9, 2019 at 8:34PM
    BeasPeas: Congratulations, Sandra. Super job. Marilyn
    January 10, 2019 at 12:17AM
    phill doran: Welverdiend, Sandra. Baie geluk!
    January 10, 2019 at 12:43AM
    CD Richards: Excellent stuff, Sandra. Congratulations.
    January 10, 2019 at 1:30AM
    Sandra du Plessis: Thank you, everyone. I received the news with a big bang about 00:40Am(SA time) this morning when a severe thunderstorm triggered my daughter's car alarm. I checked FS for something to read and get back to sleep, when I saw my name flash on the screen. A pleasant surprise. I am humbly honored. Thanks again to everyone who support my work, it is greatly appreciated.
    January 10, 2019 at 2:07AM
    Chrissy710 : Congratulations Sandra well deserved your work is always worth reading
    January 10, 2019 at 6:32AM
    Teresa Alford: Congrats! Good for you. ":-)
    January 10, 2019 at 8:49AM
    Tootie: Congratulations, Sandra!
    January 10, 2019 at 9:06AM
    judiverse: Congratulations on this great honor. judiverse
    January 10, 2019 at 9:21AM
    judester: Bravo Sandra, well deserved.
    January 10, 2019 at 9:33AM
    Sugarray77: Hello Sandra. I am delighted that you are recognized and highlighted. You truly deserve all the accolades because of your fine talent and inspiring verses. Well done and well deserved!
    January 10, 2019 at 10:01AM
    JennaG: Congratulations to you, Sandra! :)
    January 10, 2019 at 10:19AM
    Ms. Snyder: You are so deserving and hard working! I am very happy for you, but you already know as you get my weekly reminders about how much I love your work! Cheers, Fonda
    January 10, 2019 at 10:55AM
    Sandra du Plessis: Thank you, once again for the honor.
    January 10, 2019 at 12:23PM
    damommy: I'm so happy for you, Sandra.
    January 10, 2019 at 12:36PM
    Ulla: Congratulations, Sandra!!! I'm so pleased for you. :)))
    January 10, 2019 at 4:06PM
    bichonfrisegirl: So happy for you, Sandra! Congrats!
    January 10, 2019 at 6:25PM
    lyenochka: Congratulations, Sandra!!
    January 10, 2019 at 8:06PM
    krys123: Congratulations SandraAnd I couldn't agree more.
    January 10, 2019 at 11:59PM
    Sandra du Plessis: Thank you all for your support through the years. There are too many to mention. Everyone who know where I start off will know how big this honor is for me.
    January 11, 2019 at 2:01AM
    zanya: Congrats Sandra - well deserved win. Zanya
    January 11, 2019 at 7:41PM
    Barb Hensongispsaca: great job, well deserved, you put a lot of emotion and work into what you do
    January 12, 2019 at 5:44PM
    Sandra du Plessis: Thank you, once again. I appreciate every comment.
    January 13, 2019 at 12:17AM
    MissMerri: Late to the party, but SO delighted to see you win this honor Sandra! I know it is a thrill. Congratulations! ~ MM
    January 13, 2019 at 5:20AM
    tbacha58: Bravo Sandra so lovely to read your nomination, you are a fantastic writer, and congratulations. Love Terry xoxo
    January 17, 2019 at 2:46PM
    Teri7: congratulations my friend. So deserved!
    February 5, 2019 at 12:04PM

FanStory wrote to Sandra du Plessis: Congratulations! The 2018 #5 Ranked Poet!
January 1, 2019 at 9:28PM
    lyenochka: Congratulations, Sandra!
    January 2, 2019 at 12:56AM
    DR DIP: congrats Sandra well deserved you were such a consistent work horse this year
    January 2, 2019 at 5:40AM
    Chrissy710 : Hi Sandra, Congratulations on your 5th place in the rankings You always write uplifting poems and I have enjoyed your 2018 ones more I hope in 2019 Cheers Christine
    January 2, 2019 at 4:31PM
    CD Richards: Great job, Sandra.
    January 2, 2019 at 11:08PM
    phill doran: Fantasties, Sandra. Goed gedoen en ek hoop jy het 'n goeie 2019
    January 3, 2019 at 2:47AM
    Mrs. KT: Congratulations, Sandra!
    January 3, 2019 at 10:00AM
    Sandra du Plessis: Thank you all, very much. I only see this today. I don't often check my profile. Looking forward to writing and reading once again through the year. Happy New Year to you all.
    January 9, 2019 at 12:09AM

Sandra du Plessis: I just want to know if there are problems with the site all over, or just on my side. We had a power failure just when FanStory comes back online.
November 27, 2018 at 8:59AM
    DR DIP: I've experienced to outages in Australia with not being able to get on to the site until the morning
    November 27, 2018 at 6:00PM
    CD Richards: Last two evenings it's been down for hours here. That's very early morning, eastern US. No other sites, here or in the States have been giving problems. It's really difficult to keep up, since evening is when I can make time to be on FS.
    November 27, 2018 at 11:58PM
    Sandra du Plessis: Thank you, I thought it was only me. It seems to be just after FS midnight time until 9Am FS Time. Early morning here and my best time to get things done.
    November 28, 2018 at 9:54AM
    easyeverett1: Hi Sandra. The tech people at the home office or Tom as we know him are
    working on the site's engineering and programs. Some times, usually between
    2 and 5 am Midwest time, I'm in Iowa. It isn't a problem on your end at all. Hope
    this answers the question for you friend. tom
    November 28, 2018 at 11:22AM
    QC Poet: No problems in California
    December 15, 2018 at 12:35PM
    judiverse: Hi Sandra, and congratulations on your great year, finishing 5th in the Poetry category. Much success to you in the new year. judiverse
    January 1, 2019 at 12:55PM

Sandra du Plessis: Thank you to all wishing me luck in finding the vaccines needed for my grandson.

We manage to find the vaccines and he is inoculated.
October 17, 2018 at 5:08AM

Sandra du Plessis: My third grandchild was born this morning at 10 AM, I am already behind on replying reviews, please be patient, I hope to get to it as soon as possible.
October 4, 2018 at 3:57PM
    Susanjohn: Congrats!! Enjoy your new little blessing.
    October 4, 2018 at 4:04PM
    Jannypan (Jan) : What a joy for all! Forget FS. It will be here when you are ready.
    October 4, 2018 at 8:18PM
    Irish Rain: Congratulations Miss Sandra! How wonderful!
    October 4, 2018 at 8:44PM
    Gloria ....: Congratulations to you, Sandra. :))
    October 5, 2018 at 12:23AM
    phill doran: Al die beste vir die ma en die familie. Ek is seker daar is baie plesier wat voorlę vir almal.
    October 5, 2018 at 12:38AM
    Angela Hayes: Congratulations Sandra, hope it gives you lots of inspiration, can't wait to see your
    next write! :)
    October 5, 2018 at 2:38AM
    jenintorre: Congratulations Sandra. X
    October 5, 2018 at 10:11AM
    jenintorre: Congratulations Sandra. X
    October 5, 2018 at 10:11AM
    Sandra du Plessis: Thank you very much. I am planning to introduce my grandchild tomorrow in a poem. The last three days we were more at the hospital than at home.
    October 5, 2018 at 3:55PM
    Angela Paulson: Belated congratulations. That's awesome.
    November 12, 2018 at 1:03AM

Sandra du Plessis: I experience some electricity problems and run out of battery power. I will be back as soon as the electricity power is restored.
March 7, 2018 at 1:49AM

Sandra du Plessis: Thank you, everyone for the great birthday wishes.

Have a great day.
February 8, 2018 at 3:35AM

FanStory wrote to Sandra du Plessis: Amazing Son of God finished third in the contest "Lyrics Make The Song Contest"
January 4, 2018 at 12:13AM
    Sandra du Plessis: Thank you to everyone who voted. The ones who asked, I will add the music as soon as it is ready.
    January 4, 2018 at 2:08AM
    sunnilicious: Congratulations on the win!
    January 26, 2018 at 5:35PM
    sunnilicious: Congratulations on the win!
    January 26, 2018 at 5:35PM

FanStory wrote to Sandra du Plessis: 3rd Ranked Poet of 2017!
January 2, 2018 at 2:01PM
    Gloria ....: Many congratulations, Sandra!
    January 2, 2018 at 3:46PM
    Kerry Robinson: Congratulations, Sandra!:))
    January 3, 2018 at 1:06AM
    Sandra du Plessis: Thank you, I appreciate each and everyone who reviewed my work, and have patience to help me when I messed up my punctuation or mixed my tenses. I am a living proof that miracles can still happen. I am still not perfect and have still much to learn. I wish everyone a great New Year 2018.
    January 3, 2018 at 10:06AM
    A big Congratulations, Sandra...
    January 3, 2018 at 7:50PM
    judiverse: Congratulations of you poetry award. May 2018 bring you great success, too. judi
    January 5, 2018 at 10:30AM

Sandra du Plessis: I apologize, I don't feel well and will not review or post much today, unless I feel better later in the day or tomorrow.
November 14, 2017 at 1:25AM
    DR DIP: you never have to apologize Sandra you are not a machine
    get well soon

    November 14, 2017 at 6:26AM
    smileycloud: no worries
    all our writing and sharing and reading and commenting is a great pleasure and honour on this site for all and every member
    I for one still have great faith and respect for the plain simple and unadorned
    "thank you"
    all on it's own is just fine
    gratitude does not need to be dressed in finery to have a sincere meaning
    December 12, 2017 at 7:11AM
    smileycloud: sorry I am so late with your get well here in profile
    I tend to forget the profile section is here and I tend to do all my ramblings in the comment sections of the writings
    the previous post is about the copy and paste
    no need to worry about a thing all is good
    have a smiley day
    December 12, 2017 at 7:14AM
    mrsmajor: Feel better soon, we'll be right here, but there comes a time we have to put ourselves first...
    Here's a big Hug...
    January 3, 2018 at 7:53PM

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