“The best part of being a grandparent is the satisfaction that a growing family brings, particularly with our four grandchildren – Elijah, Joshua, Ria and Zion, who by their age and outlook bring an entirely new and exciting dimension to our lives.
“The most important lesson I would like to pass on to them is that life will always reward work and integrity, and that it is the capacity to love that most enriches life.”
Arnold: “Unfortunately, I never knew my grandparents, but I’ve seized every opportunity to learn everything about them.”
Claire: “I knew my grandmother on my mother’s side much better than my grandfather, as he died when I was maybe three years old. My grandmother, Baba, was special ... she made the simplest meal taste wonderful, so going to her house was a treat. Although very strict, she had kind eyes and was a loving person whose home was always welcoming. My grandparents on my father’s side died long before I was born.”
Author Arnold Bertram poses with his grandsons, Elijah Levy (left) and Joshua Bertram. Arnold Bertram with his two granddaughters, Zion (left)and Ria.