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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

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

{Lunch with Lovely 97 Year 'YOUNG' Role Model}

After a week with funerals and such, for the Lovely 97 Year 'YOUNG' Role Model Maryan, as well as for us, we managed to have our Lunch together on Saturday at Deano's Italian
Maryan Harris has been a true American Patriot as well.
She graduated from the Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia a First for Women colleges.
Being already a teacher, she did however join the WAVES, the women's section of the US Naval Reserve. She had a very interesting duty of coding and decoding.
You could read about this American Patriot but it has been removed...
She still is very sharp of mind and also a witty person to converse with, here with my husband Pieter.
And more important: YOUNG at heart.
Her choice was Pizza as they don't serve that very often at the nursing home where she resides...
There was enough left for taking back to her place to enjoy next day!
My choice was this Italian salad with olive oil and vinegar and added shrimps, which were so delicious and served warm!
Yes, we can brag about several great restaurants here in town and Deano's even got voted Georgia's #1 Pizza Place in 2013 and continues to earn high places.

Here I hug Maryan for her 90th Birthday and she celebrated that with Bubbly!
She also had my Mom & Dad over at her place in 2005, for Tea.
Many fond memories...
We do hope that we will be able to share many more together.
Thanks Maryan, for being such a great 'YOUNG' Role Model!


  1. hi dear mariettas , que encuentro mas bonito y se nota que esa pizza estaba deliciosa.. espero que tengas un buen comienzo de semana

  2. Deaerst Mariette,
    wonderful and lovely pictures and story!
    Happy week to you,
    Love and hugs,
    Claudia xo

  3. First, I love your new header. Very pretty display of lovely items. And Maryan truly is an inspiration and a role model. God bless her with continued health and happiness.

  4. Hello dear Mariette!
    Oh,what a sweet lady!
    She's looking great for her age!
    You really enjoyed the delicious food at the Italian restaurant!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Have a happy week!Hugs!

  5. Liebe Mariette,
    Alles Gute

  6. Altijd leuk om in goed gezelschap te lunchen en zeker met deze charmante dame die vast veel interessante verhalen te vertellen had.

    Zaterdag avond zaten wij van 18.30 tot 11.30 uur met dochterlief en schoonzoon in fantastich restaurant (mijn verjaardags cadeau van hen)en lieten ons de hele avond door verwennen met warme en koude hapjes uit de wereldkeuken en heerlijke wijnen,een lust voor het oog en streling voor de tong.
    Ook al zien of spreken wij elkaar bijna dagelijks er was gesprekstof genoeg en mijn TF is niet uit de tas geweest en camera blijft thuis wanneer ik in gezelschap ben tijdens etentje omdat ik weet dat net als ik niet iedereen aan tafel er op zit te wachten met foto's de wereld over te gaan.

    Fijne dag,Ger

  7. Sommige mensen kunnen zo oud worden en je ziet het niet eens aan ze. 97 Jaar niet te geloven!

  8. I hope that I will be as vibrant if ever I reach that age.

  9. Hello dear Mariette,
    Your new banner speaks heaps to me as I am a chocoholic!!
    Lovely young 97 years old lady, my, her life must have been fascinating, it must have been extraordinary to share this lunch with her!
    Keep well Mariette, warm hugs :)

  10. What an inspiring woman! I read the article of her time in the WAVES; what an adventure she had. She certainly is a role model.

  11. Good Afternoon Mariette, I do love the new banner you have created. The dishes, the cake server and the chocolates look wonderful.
    I so enjoyed reading about Maryan and the photographs you shared are lovely. Maryan is a wonderful lady and an inspiration to us all.
    Best Wishes to you.... and to Maryan.

  12. I VERY much enjoyed reading about this wonderful lady. And that she had the duty she did during war times fascinates me. That era does and I have learnt a lot about wartime duties that aren;t always known by civilians. I would love if you could look at Reminisce.com and see about Maryan either writing her story about coding duties or perhaps dictating it. They like short articles about Americana like that. xxxoo By the way, the Heart family that I adopted is living i their new home with my son and daughter-in-law. All are very happy.

  13. Voilà quelqu'un qui avait de l'appétit.
    Bonne soirée chère Mariette
    Grosses bises

  14. Wow, she is really YOUNG role model....she does NOT look 97 years OLD! Sounds that she is such an amazing lady, very inspiring, true patriot! It must have been wonderful for all of you to have lunch together. Love all the pictures. The last one from her 90th birthday is very sweet!

  15. Liebe Mariette,
    was für ein bewegtes Leben die Dame schon hatte und wieviel interessantes sie darsu erzählen kann. Da wird es bestimmt nie langeweilig, vorallem wenn sie noch witzig ist dabei. Und man sieht...Pizza schmeckt in jedem Alter. :-)
    Wie schön es ist gut beieinander so alt werden zu dürfen.

    Alles Liebe

  16. Dear Mariette,

    How wonderful to see your wonderful friend and what an amazing Lady - 97 years old and so great to see people like her that are so fit and healthy. Enjoyed seeing the photos of your dinner out together.
    Hope you are having a lovely week

  17. Hi my dear. I`m complety thrilled with those wonderful images. Maryan is a little young that may be an example for everybody. ¡¡¡Congrats!!!.
    Sending love and hugs.

  18. Liebe Mariette,
    es ist so schön zu sehen, dass auch im hohen Alter Menschen noch Freude
    haben können - fit sind und sich eine leckere Pizza gönnen -
    man sieht deutlich, wie schön dieses Beisammensein für euch war -
    Erinnerungen werden wach....

    liebe Grüße - Ruth

  19. Hello,
    que senhora encantadora e deve ter inúmeras histórias para contar. Ela tem o eterno sorriso de menina. Vejo que foi um encontro maravilhoso. E essa pizza, que loucura. Para mim é a melhor comida do mundo. Vou ter que conhecer essa famosas pizzaria de Geórgia.
    Bjos tenha uma ótima semana.

  20. I thinking about your writing about a very nice lady few different varieties of we has smooth leaved and long time too.
    Hugs and Love both of you!

  21. Let the person who has been with you for a delicious dinner in such a condition as it is a long time dead. Regards.

  22. Good Morning,dear Mariette,
    How wonderful to see you have a good time for lunch with your friend Maryan. 97 is a great age. She is our hope. My mother-in-law who lives with us is 96. She is healthy and spends long hours reading newspaper every day. It surprises me. Have a happy day.

  23. Dearest Mariette,
    I have lately not visited you and missed commenting on your posts. Sorry about that!
    Your lovely friend Maryan is amazing!!! No wonder you enjoyed having lunch with her!!!


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