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Remembering Mama Julie Kempka

Remembering Mama Julie Kempka

Julianne Kempka: 19 March 1937 – 21 November 2018

Mama Julie Kempka and her husband Klaus Kempka were two loyal, sincere friends I was blessed having. Thank you for all you did and meant to me and may we one day reunite in Eternity.

The featured image (above) was taken on the 13th December 2013 and it shows Mama Julie closing the front door of her home as I was about to take her to the airport for Mama to fly off to Australia to be with her sons Jörg, Robert and the Family. She was so happy… Look at the beautiful flowers Mama was so proud of… and can you see a bit of my old white Nissan bakkie on the left of the photo?

Mama was very proud of and she had a great love for her sons and grandson and for me… Whenever Mama and I would go out to lunch, Mama used to tell the nursing staff that she was going out with her adopted son (me!).

Remembering Mama Julie Kempka

Good Lord, unreal how skinny I was. It is as though I had just arrived from Somalia. Thanks Jörg for these 2 photos. They were taken by your dad in 1973. Your poor dad dropped Mama and I at the old Pretoria Road in Woodmead which was the starting point for our 50 Km walk “adventure” to the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria… to think that good friend Klaus would then have the trouble to pick us up in Pretoria. Mama and I had all the fun, good friend Klaus had to do all the hard work afterwards. Mama and I also walked to the Lion Park once. I cherish those days in 1973 when I came to study in Johannesburg but sadly the following year (1974) would be devastating for my family (my parents, grandparents and uncles) and for millions of people of all races in the then Portuguese overseas territories.

Mama pinned a note onto my backpack: ‘We Save Petrol’
Remembering Mama Julie Kempka
Remembering Mama Julie Kempka
Remembering Mama Julie Kempka
Mama Julie and my dad. We stopped at our home on the way to the airport. Mama was overjoyed she was going to be with her Family in Australia.
Remembering Mama Julie Kempka
At Johannesburg International
Remembering Mama Julie Kempka
“Ready to go, love you Tony, bye now!”
Remembering Mama Julie Kempka
Photos in Mama’s room.
Unfortunately the photo is out of focus. If you have the original please WhatsApp it to me so that I can have this one replaced. Thanks
Remembering Mama Julie Kempka
We used to go to Norbert’s German Deli for lunch . When I took this photo I told Mama I would tell people that Mama and I were in Switzerland (background image). Mama laughed and said: “yes, you tell them…”

Thank you Mama and Klaus for the beautiful moments we spent together… they are now beautiful memories for me to keep until one day, God willing, we reunite forevermore🙏🙏🤗🤗. I am planning to do a lot of hiking in Heaven😎🥾

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