When I first came to South Africa Grandpa Dave was but a legendary figure people would tell you about. Almost three years ago I finally met Dave face-to-face and felt immediately a part of his great big circle of friends. In the days when I never felt a part of anything he made me feel like I was one of the crew. He would pop by the house randomly for a beer or to feed our chickens with Iz. I appreciated that so much.
I guess my feeling is mutual with everyone else’s…none of us got to spend as much time with GPD as we hoped we would. But the news of his accident has made me contemplate a lot about how I want to spend the rest of my life. His openness, non-judgemental personality and warmth is something I want to aspire to and teach others one day. You live forever in everyone’s hearts Grandpa Dave…you are a real LEGEND!