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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Monday, December 6, 2021

Dad Sang Avé Maria from Bach-Gounod

 One of the many digitalized treasures I've come upon, is this almost complete Avé Maria from Bach-Gounod, sung by my Dad on October 9, 1994.
Husband Pieter joined Dad and the neighborhood choir AMC, as they sang during a Mass by request of then Roman Catholic Pastor Thijssen, the brother of Dad's neighbor, for videotaping segments.
This was at the Onze Lieve Vrouw Geboorte (Our Lady's Birth) Roman Catholic Church that had been restored after the damage from WWII.
A building by architect Pierre Cuypers 1827-1921.
In 1236 there was already a small Romanesque style Church.
In 1460 a new Gothic style Church got built on this site.
In 1869, during the demolition of the old Church, a Roman tri-god stone was discovered, dedicated to Minerva, Hercules and Juno. 
The stone served as a pedestal for a Jupiter column and is considered one of the most beautiful in the Province of Limburg.


This was inside the beautiful Roman Catholic Church alongside the River Meuse...


Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Geboortekerk (Kessel) click link

Dad's Avé Maria is quite appropriate with the upcoming Feast of Immaculate Conception on December 8!

Avé Maria (Bach/Gounod). In 1853, French composer Charles Gounod improvised on Johann Sebastian Bach's piano music from 1722

Ave Maria gratia plena
Dominus tecum, benedicta tu in mulieribus
Et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus
Sancta Maria, Sancta Maria
Maria, ora pro nobis, nobis peccatoribus
Nunc et in hora, in hora mortis nostrae
Amen
Amen

Hail Mary, full of grace
The Lord is with thee
Blessed art thou among women
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus
Holy Mary, Holy Mary pray for us
Us sinners, now and in the hour of our death
Amen...

Especially at present times we need this!
Wishing you and your family a meaningful Advent Season

*Dad starting singing in the Church choir at the age of 17, and later joined the Horster Mannenkoor (the big choir). Dad received two royal awards for being 70 years and 80 years a singer; unique for The Netherlands.
Dad only joined Mom's elderly choir Levensvreugd on October 9, 1997 at the age of 76... as he never felt being an elderly... 😉

Related link:
{Mary The Most Powerful Woman in the World} | previous post by me
{Vintage Religious Paper Lace from France and Immaculate Conception} | previous post by me
From CitizenM Hotel on Delta Airlines from Amsterdam to Savannah, Georgia | previous post by me

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Our Home Pressure Washed by EXCEED Wash Solutions LLC

It was about  time to have our home pressure washed.
Living in a subtropical climate causes a lot of mildew...
Such a neat logo with droplets all over his car!
EXCEED Wash Solutions LLC
On November 16
Our Fiberglass Window Boxes were lifted off the retainer wall before...
We'd moved them into the garage, out of the way for the pressure washing job.
Of course all our kitties were in hiding due to the noise...!


Thursday, December 2, 2021

Our Acer Saccharum Marshall or Sugar Maple at its BEST

 This year the BEST was only a very brief moment of less than one week...
That is, before the leaves came all OFF!
The leaves of our Acer Saccharum Marshall (Sugar Maple) were HUGE this year; do you see my hand in this picture?
At the very top, the wind already did knock down several leaves.
Pictures are from November 12.
So picture perfect on a sunny day!

Related posts:
{Our Acer - Maple Trees} | post from 10 years ago...
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