From: Gary S.
Gevisser [email@example.com] Sent:Friday, March 14, 2003 To: KGD Cc: rest Subject: ? Dad. If not now then
when? If I am only for myself who am I? If I am not for myself who is for me?
Dear Kathy, I spoke with dad earlier suggesting
to him that he prolongs his stay. Going back to South Africa for whatever
medical papers he needs to fill out in order to get into Australia
doesn’t seem that important given what Leizer has said in terms of him
having prolonged good health, i.e. he only has one good pig
valve and one is leaky, “There’s a hole in my bucket dear leizer
dear leizer,…mais le seau,
il est troue chere Ellise chere Ellise…”[sic].
Maybe you first petition for him to come to Australia and perhaps
when all that paperwork is complete he either has his medical exams done here
in the States or he simply returns to South
Africa when you feel its needed.
His next leg was to be in England to meet
Neil. Marie and I are planning to be there in mid April and he could either
travel with us or ahead of us. At the same time we feel he should spend more
time in the States between Melvin and here and not to be alone in South
Africa. He made a point of telling us how
lonely he felt when you left
South Africa and how
hard it was to just get himself
going but he isn’t a complainer and he made the best of it. But its enough of the Pope playing martyr. He
doesn’t need to be a saint. Considering the political climate,
his health and the little attachment he has any more with SA why go back
We think Melvin and Neil
would fully support and enjoy Dad’s stay in the US and so would
we. I think you should communicate with him right now before he leaves.