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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/2018/03/1978-pjc-vedders-modern-mushroom.html

Sunday, December 30, 2012

{1993 Today, the American Flag was flown for both of us...}

We had no idea, that our Georgia Congressman, the Honorable J. Roy Rowland had a special U.S. flag flown over the U.S. Capitol for both of us, on December 30 of 1993.
This on the occasion of our U.S. Citizenship. 
Presentation of the United States Flag with Certificate by Mr. James Vaden Hilburn at the Dublin Laurens County Chamber of Commerce. 
Here we pose with the special United States of America Flag, in front of the Dublin Laurens County Chamber of Commerce.
The Flag of the United States of America
Pieter got my 't'...
Meanwhile our Chamber of Commerce building got a nice coat of paint!
For reading the entire story, just click the link below...

Related link:
{December 30, 1993 U.S. flag flown over U.S. Capitol for both of us!} previous post by me


  1. that's very cool. congratulations on your anniversary tomorrow!

  2. So nice !!..love from me...xxx..

  3. Hello Mariette, Citizenship is an occasion that deserves such special attention and commemoration. The spellings of your names remind me of stories of Ellis Island and long ago immigration officials who arbitrarily truncated, re-spelled or just plain changed foreign names that they could not cope with. (Even today, languages are not Americans' special forte.)

    Pretty nice digs for a chamber of commerce.

    Happy New Year to all there.
    --Road to Parnassus

  4. A lovely honor for you and Peiter, Mariette! You do look very pretty! Hugs, xx

  5. Dearest Mariette
    How solemn it must have been. What a nice initiative to invite new U.S. citizens to a special ceremony.
    Hugs to you

  6. Dearest Mariette,
    Wow, special day for you two☆☆☆ Sure must be honorable to be invited! I just have to wonder how hard it was to live in the different country and have the citizenship and all. Yes, the building look wonderful or far better with the painting.

    Thank you SO much for your sweet comment, my dear friend. Your kind words meant a lot to me. I really do appreciate it♡♡♡ Oh, and lovely to read that you generously mentioned about crane. Yes, I wished that the birds wold bring whole world and blog friends happiness.

    Wishing that you and your husband will have happy and prosperous coming year 2013 together.

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  7. Beautiful pictures and a great memory. I wish you a Happy New Year and we'll see the 2013th


  8. What a beautiful surprise! Congratulations on the anniversary of such a special occasion in your lives. Your photos are brilliant ... wonderful memories to reflect back on. Wishing you a fabulous 2013 ... blessings and hugs to you both from us. And paws and tailwags from our furbabies to yours. xo C. (HHL)

  9. Dearest Mariette,
    what a great honor for you and Pieter!
    Love and hugs

  10. Dear Mariette,i'm glad to meet you!You live in my beloved Ireland! Congratulations on your anniversary tomorrow!I wish you a Happy New Year to you and your family!

    1. Dear Dimi,
      Even though we have given lots of seminars as a consultant, all over Ireland, we are NOT living there. Here in the United States of America there exist no less than 21 DUBLINS: http://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2011/09/our-mail-got-misssent-to-one-of-10.html
      Wishing you a great New Year's Eve and a Happy 2013!

  11. Congratulazioni a te e Pieter e......tanti carissimi auguri per un 2013 meraviglioso!
    Un abbraccio grande

  12. My husband got his citizenship in 1992 but only received one of those tiny flags on a stick. Ha! :) Congrats to you both and best wishes for the new year, Tammy

  13. Liebe Mariette,
    herzlichen Glückwunsch zu diesem Jubiläum. Ist ja toll, dass es mit einer eigenen Flagge gefeiert wurde. Ich wünsche euch auch einen guten Rutsch in ein hoffentlich gesundes und glückliches Neues Jahr.
    Schöne Grüße, Johanna

  14. Ein tolles Erlebnis, liebe Mariette.
    Die Bilder hattest Du, glaube ich, schon einmal gezeigt. Daran erinnert man sich immer gerne wieder.

    Ich wünsche Dir und Deinen Mann nun einen guten Rutsch in das Neue Jahr 2013, auf das es ein gutes Jahr für Euch werden möge.

    Von Herzen

  15. Dearest Mariette,
    Congratulations on your anniversary with you and Pieter to happy new year and your family.
    Happy 2013!
    Hugs and love to you ALWAYS!

  16. Dearest Mariette,

    wow..congratulation for your anniversary you and Pieter,
    Beautiful pictures, I love the skirt ;)
    and Wishing you a happy new year for both of you
    love to you


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