In 1984, the year in which George Orwell foresaw a totally different world, the Vereniging Nederlandse Loodsen Sociëteit existed for 100 years and that fact was celebrated exuberantly with all kinds of festivities. At the moment I am digitizing my old negatives from that year 1984, because our society has now come to resemble theContinue reading “Vlissingen, 1984.”
The well-known story about grandchildren and their grandparents, but also vice versa … about grandparents and their grandchildren. The story seems the same, but seen from old to young is a very different storyline than from young to old. Physically only holding hands is the same … The story of living and passing on …Continue reading “one of the simplest photo stories of all times …”
These old friends of ours always cheer us up at this time of the year with their singing and conviviality, despite the cold, despite the darkness and despite the illnesses.
It’s December, … that time of year when the days are short and the evenings are long and dark … when there’s time to go through all kinds of old stuff to decide whether its fit to throw away or to keep … as being a member of the Harwig family I can’t throw awayContinue reading “old family documents”
… is walking with your granddaughter in an autumn forest. We also found the tree where I carved the name of Hera’s mother 33 years ago
Today was the day that Marjan turned 65 …
From the start, she worked fabulously well in our family and she also enjoyed the adventurous holidays in small tents to the full. She learned a lot from her slightly older sister. Congratulations ! and we are glad that you are there and that you just stayed the way you are. Meanwhile, the mother ofContinue reading “33 years ago our youngest was born …”
This man was born 120 years ago . the third October 1900. My father.
Yesterday the temperature reached 36 degrees Celsius in our garden. I have done almost nothing but observe what happened around me …
Marjan has found a 45 rpm record that she often used in her own youth. The old 60-year-old technique of listening to music still works for the one-year-old granddaughter … she has only been able to walk for a month, but she is now also learning to dance …The Dutch texts of Annie M.G. SchmidtContinue reading “Grandma plays vinyl !”
In this old 1949 film, my grandfather also happens to be in the picture. He knew that the film crew would visit my hometown Vorden and took the opportunity to demonstrate in favor of the state pension. Later the “General Old Age Law” would be introduced by the Drees government. The fragment starts at 24 minutes and 50 seconds (24:50). the next linkContinue reading “J.F. Harwig”
36 years ago I decided to continue living with Marjan. no regrets !
Grandchild gets whimsy and needs a short nap, but she doesn’t realize this herself and you can’t explain it to her either. In this situation, grandmother lovingly presses her to her chest and hums a lullaby … always works … It worked so well … that Grandfather almost fell asleep too …