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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

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

{25th Anniversary for Pieter with American Airlines!}


Pieter has reached another milestone; literally this time! For flying 25 years with American Airlines. They did send him a very nice recognition.



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Pieter scored high; it is listed on his Facebook page. Tomorrow I have to try it too...
Pieter has traveled to more countries than I have. Only since 1989 when we worked always together as consultants, I accumulated lots of miles as well.
Let me cite some interesting writing from April 30, 1993 from our local newspaper, written by columnist Bo Whaley who was 'Uncle Bo' for me.
 He wrote about Pieter having become a New Citizen of the United States on Friday, April 23.
Uncle Bo injected a note written by me:
"So that's it. Last night I slept for the first time with an American! It feels great, just as I expected it to be."
 Can you guess how much my "Flying Dutchman" was up there flying all over the world in those 10 years since we came to America?
A total of 784,706 miles, or more than 31 times around the world.
Roughly this means 1,256 hours or 31 weeks. (Like being part-time divorced).
I often joined Pieter up there, though I started out too late and never caught up with him.
My score was "only" 338,221 miles, roughly 541 hours or 13½ weeks of "marriage" up there with him.
Now they cut back on my "wing" time, too, I join him on all flights.
And my favorite song is "I Will Follow Him Wherever He May Go."... just click to see André Rieu in Maastricht, the capital of my Province of birth perform.
Very true so far!

7 comments:

  1. Liebe Mariette,
    das ist eine besondere Auszeichnung für Deinen Gatten. Eine Leistung.
    Aber Deine Meilen können sich auch sehen lassen.
    Früher, als mein Mann noch lebte, sind wir auch viel geflogen - in viele Länder. Aber in letzter Zeit bleibe ich doch im Lande und fahre viel mit der Bahn oder mit Bussen.
    Liebe Grüße und einen schönen Tag wünscht Dir
    Irmi
    (Teilzeitarbeit wird wirklich in einem Wort gescshrieben)

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  2. Die Amerikanen toch .... overal hebben ze een award voor ;) Ik zelf ben niet zo'n 'luchtmens', ik sta liever met 2 voeten stevig op de grond. Dit in tegenstelling tot mijn zoon. Wie weet is hij ooit, one of these days, piloot op een van jullie vluchten ... Fijne dag Mariette!

    Gr, Inge

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  3. Way to fly Pieter!!!!;)
    Gefeliciteerd11!

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  4. That's wonderful, a very long time! You really go with him all flights?

    Ik heb bewondering voor hem,

    liefs from france,

    Janny.

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  5. Herzlichen Glückwunsch dem Pioeter für seine Vielfliegerei und die wunderbare Annerkennung!
    Noch ganz viele schöne Flüge für euch um weitere schöne Erlebnisse einzusammeln.

    Liebe Grüsse
    Julia

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    1. Liebe Julia,
      Ja, wir machten grad die Reise nach Arizona zusammen und wir sollten nun NUR für uns Beide entlich mal Ferien machen weil es noch kann. Für der Arbeit als Internationl Consultants haben wir beide wahnsinnig viel geflogen. Dann sind wir auch 64 x zu den Niederlanden geflogen (ein par mal gefahren von Italien) zur Familienbesuch aber das ist kaum Urlaub. Wir haben genug investiert in unsere Familie, das war ganz viel Geld und jetzt ist es unsere Zeit...
      Ganz liebe Grüsse,
      Mariette

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