And Now Greg Seibert Has Died

Greg came to Harrismith from Ohio in 1972. We lost touch then thanks to Sheila picked up as though no time had passed! Greg was helping Sheila research ancient family history and was also sending lovely pics of his schooldays in Harrismith.

He was planning to come and visit and, among other places, visit Steph de Witt’s game farm near Tshipise with Steph.

Then Steph died.

Now Greg’s gone, suddenly, out of the blue.

R.I.P Greg! Dammit!!

** I’ll find a pic of Greg. Meantime that’s one of his pics above **

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Wonderful memories of walking down Normandien pass in the Drakensberg with Greg, just me and him along lonely dirt roads and railway tracks, through these tunnels and ending up near Van Reenen – at Moorddraai where we were fetched – I think by Father Sam van Muschenbroek? I had to keep telling Greg to slow down! He was a fast walker and I was in no hurry!

Near van Reenen where Greg Seibert & I hiked thru tunnels

I don’t have a pic of Greg yet. The top pic is one he took in our physics class back in 1972.

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Greg’s last message on 28 April 2016:

On Apr 28, 2016, Sheila had written:

Gregor! Where the hell have you been? Are you okay?

You just dried up and went away! A bit like our money is doing right now! All’s well here – am having fun putting old pics on FB – am loving the responses. I hope you’re okay.

Lots of love, Sheila

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Greg replied same day:

SHEILA!

I'm doing just fine. Been a bit of work finishing up the estates of mom 
and dad. Was quite ready for mom to go, but dad went kinda suddenly. 
Such is life.
What brought about this great burst of picture activity? I'll have to get 
back to posting more of mine again.

My brother is probably going back to Port Elizabeth later this year. 
I might try to come with him this time since my last trip got all messed up.

Glad you are doing well!

Grego

Sent from my iPad
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So Greg's poor kids lost their Grandma, their Granpa and their Dad in 
quick succession!
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Greg's brother Jeff did come to SA. I took him to Hluhluwe game reserve. 
Greg did not accompany him. 
He should have. 
He never did make it back to SA to visit. Damn!
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Author: bewilderbeast

It's about life, marriage, raising kids, paddling rivers, travel in Africa . . . re-posting thoughts written over decades - at random, I'm afraid.

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