oh well part 2

Peter Green was a genius. All my life I listened to “Oh Well” every once in a while. Since the beginning I liked part 2 more than part 1, but somehow they fit together as one song. If I’m busy in my head, the song makes me feel comfortable again. And on Sunday evenings, only part 2 is fine too …  it reminds me of the minimalist music of Erik Satie

In the old days, I had to turn the single on the turntable between  part 1 and 2. But now it is easy to listen without being disturbed  ;

sleeping beauty

Roeben took a photo while she was asleep on their couch after a hard day’s work…… My little girl has grown up and is a proud woman today. She is working hard and living intensely happy with her Roeben. What more can a father want?

Rea will celebrate her birthday tomorrow! 


I like to show an old photo, just to help memory to go back in time …….

Jes and Rea (on a photo made by a photographer at their elementary school)


We still keep a few notes she wrote in her adolescence. Like any young lady she skipped school occasionally and wrote nice excuse-letters for the teacher ……


good old times

I visited the old phosphorus-plant where I worked for 32 years (before the company went bankrupt 2 years ago) )and two of my former colleagues accompanied me (Harold and Thijs). We had a few hours of fun chatting with the colleagues who keep on working at the plant for the curator. We had a feeling as if  we never left the plant and would be able to start the furnaces immediately ;-) 

But ….. ; Life goes on !


H Wijngaarden

There is an old newsreel on the site of “Beeld en Geluid” which shows some problems for the pilots on the “Westerschelde” after a period of intense foggy weather. My father-in-law worked as a pilot in those days (1959) and therefore the video is a sweet memory …..

You can see his “beurtpennetje” in the video.




He married this beautiful girl , working at the Philips site in Eindhoven …..