My Oupa. Always supporting, encouraging and spoiling me. Taught me the true meaning of unconditional love. The person I’d like to be like when I’m grown up 🙂
Gave me my love for words, stories, dreams. Perpetuated my habit of placing pebbles under my tongue. Taught me cool science experiments and spoke Sotho with me. Paid me with a ginormous bag of sweets and chocolates for sealing a gazillion envelopes & putting stamps on them. Issued me with my first wage slip – gross salary: R100; after PAYE, UIF, etc, net salary: R10.
I believe he also laid the foundation for my never-die sense of humour.