Mom & Dad always have worked really hard together in their greenhouses.
Most crops needed harvesting during the peak of summer, so needless to say that they never could have a real VACATION...
Dad was even pulling back from his Sunday visits to his Mother's place, as all his brothers and sisters only talked about their recent vacation trips...
So during my 12.5 years of marriage to my late 1st husband, I've helped Mom & Dad out during my vacation weeks; harvesting gherkins or tomatoes in the greenhouses with them.
Mom looking oh so happy here on October 2, 1976, together with Dad.
Having been just back to The Netherlands, for the 65th time, not having Mom around did feel a bit odd.
Also being once more in the beautiful Eifel, Germany area, did bring back lots of fond memories of time shared with Mom & Dad.
So happy for having still some photos, not good quality but they did capture the joy of the moment very well!
This is from the summer of 1975 near the Michelsberg (Eifel) and also called the Ahr Hills.
You can click on the hyperlinks in pink for finding out more about this beautiful low mountain range and volcanic plateau, where even Julias Cesar left his marks in 54 B.C.
Lots of Roman artifacts are still to be seen in the Bad Münstereifel area.
Well, my connection with this beautiful area is because my late husband's Mother came from there, so I've been visiting it now for almost half a century and still love it very much!
Hope you enjoyed my sentiments of going back into the footsteps of my dear Mom...
Thanks for your visit!