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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

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Blessing of our New Home with Dad being Present

On November 30 of 1990, our Pastor came to bless our new home.
It was very special that Dad, the Patriarch of our Family, could be present as well.
On Friday, November 30, Father Conrad Schmitt from our Catholic Church came for the special Blessing of our New Home around 17:30!
Just as Heeroom (brother of my Paternal Grandmother) had blessed the home where Mom & Dad resided all their married years...
We had our previous home also officially blessed by Father Toner, on December 3 of 1984.
Father Conrad Schmitt and my Dad in the door way and me...
Well, I still was preparing dinner for us to enjoy afterward... hence my apron!
After dinner, Dad sat with Father Conrad and we enjoyed a very special evening.
Even the cook got to take her apron off...
Too bad that poor Pieter is not in any photo but he got his blessing!

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Related links:
Visiting Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Georgia with Dad | previous post by me
Dad Visiting Chappell Grist Mill Dublin Georgia | previous post by me
Dad did tag along on November 11, 1990 for helping us move into our new home | previous post by me

30 comments:

  1. Wonderful memories, dearest Mariette!
    Wishing you a wonderful new week!
    Hugs, Claudia xo

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    1. Dearest Claudia,
      It is more than a memory, a true blessing!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Liebe Mariette
    sehr schön!
    Alles Liebe
    Elisabeth

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  3. Hello Mariette, Apparently the blessings worked. You and Pieter have had and are still having much happiness in this house, many of them connected to the domesticity of the house itself--yard projects, multi-cultural decor, and interior projects such as your fleur-de-lys crochet curtains, all of which add up to a real home. I wish you both many more years of health and happiness.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Yes, you are right about those blessings having worked.
      We did create a home with a true soul in it to which one always loves to return home.
      Extending our time together is our biggest wish...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Sono ricordi che non si cancelleranno mai.
    Buon inizio settimana.

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    1. Caro Giancarlo,
      Le benedizioni rimangono per sempre e anche i ricordi speciali.
      Abbracci,
      Mariette

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  5. A moment full of solemnity and no doubt, a very moving memory .
    Thank you for your visit to the studio!!

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    1. Dearest Héléne,
      Yes, it was a very solemn moment and touching to the soul, celebrated with a special meal afterwards.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Hi Mariette! A special event. I didn't know about that. We do not bless the home.

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      Yes it was and it is a very special ritual with lots of meaning!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. A very special event and a lovely memory with your Dad.
    Have a lovely day Mariette

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    1. Dearest Sami,
      It sure was and double so with Dad being present.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      Yes and it has truly blessed us over the years.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. I agree that the blessing worked. What a joy this home has been.

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    1. Dearest Janey,
      They sure have worked and we felt always grateful for many things.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Very special blessing for your new home and so wonderful your dad could be there when it was held. You look charming in your apron. Glad you all enjoyed a lovely evening :-)
    Have a wonderful day, Mariette!

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      We both felled thrilled for having our new home and this blessing was the icing on the cake and worked so far.
      Having Dad staying with us was indeed very special.
      Still have that apron and always loved wearing it...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. Speciaal hoor om je huis te laten Zegenen, dat wordt hier volgens mij al heeeeel lang niet meer gedaan. Jij er ook nog bij op de foto in je schort :)

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    1. Beste Marian,
      Dat kan zijn, het huis waar Papa en Moeke in geleefd hebben is nog door Heeroom (broer van Papa's Moeder) gezegend en zo hebben wij de traditie voortgezet. Hier in de USA is geloof gelukkig nog altijd een belangrijk onderdeel.
      Ja, die schort had ik aan omdat ik druk was in de keuken... met goed resultaat later!
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  12. Those are very special moments. At that time we didn't have digital camera. There were limited number of films on each roll. We used to use very carefully those film rolls. And all the pictures had a story behind them.

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    1. Dearest Krishna,
      No, the digital camera was not yet around for capturing such special moments... But we're glad we captured some of it as a lasting memory.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  13. Wyjątkowa uroczystość Mariette takie błogosławieństwo domu. Pierwszy raz się z takim czymś spotykam. Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

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    1. Drodzy Małgorzata,
      Tak, to jest bardzo szczególna rzecz, aby mieć swój dom Błogosławiony, wraz z jego mieszkańców. Zrobiliśmy i do tej pory trzymał nas bezpieczny.
      Uściski,
      Mariette

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  14. How special the memories of your father's visit and seeing how you live and being a part of some of the moments. I'm sure he enjoyed his time with his daughter and son-in-law.

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    1. Dearest Debbie,
      Yes, now my Dad no longer is with us, such memories are even more special to hold on to!
      He sure enjoyed his six visits and stays with us.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  15. It is really lovely that your father was able to be present at the blessing of your new home. It must now be almost 30 years that you have spent in your lovely home together and may both of you enjoy many more.

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    1. Dearest Rosemary,
      Yes, this month it will be 30 years ago... unreal!
      We have loved living here and are praying that we will be granted some more time together.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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