PEN-PICTURES OF SOME SPECIAL PEOPLE I HAVE KNOWN
(1) THREE SISTERS
|Five Oaks farm near Lady Grey|
Anne, Jocelyn and Beth grew up on a farm called “5 oaks” and went to boarding school at the Holy Cross Convent in Aliwal North and later to Queenstown Girls High. Every year the Hockly family used to drive to Cape Town to spend the Christmas school holidays with our paternal grandmother, Angelique Macleod (born De Kock). And such happy childhood memories and stories we can share together - with stories to fill a book or two!
Jocelyn, who now lives in Cape Town, became a medical technologist and for many years lived in Johannesburg where she worked at the South African Institute for Medical research.
Beth, who started off as a trainee nurse, later went into the corporate world. She is married to Peter Muzzell (a cricket enthusiast and renowned for preparing cricket pitches in the Eastern Cape) and they live in Port Elizabeth.
Between the three sisters they have eight children and several grandchildren and they and their spouses are currently enjoying their retirement years which includes camping and travelling to interesting places all around South Africa like, for example, the Kgalagadi Game Reserve.
- penned by Guy Macleod