Goodbye sweet lady. Rest in Peace.
(13 June 1933 - 21 August 2014)
Verna Vels, the beloved South African children’s book writer and story teller dead peacefully in her sleep last night. In many respects she (and her work) represents my childhood. I grew up listening, watching and then reading her stories. They always brightened my day. I still have many fond memories of those times. Thank you tannie Verna, for every single word and smile…
You will be missed.