i am almost 68 and retired this year from my work as a professor of english literature. i still teach a few courses at a local teacher training college, but i have much more time for myself. my sister wiesje had five children- i have six. in wiesje's family there are 8 grandchildren and now 2 great-grandchildren. the youngest born just a week and a half ago. she is named for
Wiesje and bears the name Lea- Wiesje's Hebrew name. i have 17 grandchildren, but no great-grandkids yet .- one granddaughter married recently, so perhaps...
i am writing a book about my father's life and this brought the query about the Bemelaar family. yes- stay in touch. whatever i know you may know.