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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, November 27, 2019

Bye-bye Spanish Moss and dear Friends...

On December 6 of 1990, it was our final day at home in Dublin and for Dad it was bye-bye Spanish Moss and dear Friends where he'd stayed with us the first days before we moved into our new home.
Dad loved this section of Akerman St. in Dublin, GA where the Spanish Moss hung so lavishly.
Can you imagine this was on December 6?!
Blue sky and Dad walks in his shirt...
Uncle Bo Whaley stopped by to say his goodbye...
Dear friend Somai stopped by to drop off a gift for Mom, for Dad to take home next day...
We all 3 did stay with her and husband Bob for five nights till we could make our own beds here in the new home, after finding everything inside those 110 boxes...
Always tough to leave friends, home and everything behind when flying across the Oceans, back to work in Indonesia...
Bye-Bye Dublin, Georgia...
Next day we flew with Dad on KLM Royal Airlines to Amsterdam, The Netherlands where all of us would gather at the Meeting Point.
Mom with my brother Piet and Rianne and sister Gerd were there!
Dad treated us all on a coffee and they drove home, back to the South in Limburg.
This time they managed to get into the car with 5 adults, contrary to November 11, when brother Harry had his little 3-year old son Johnny with him and thus no space for Mom in his Citroen BX...???

Dad had a nice America adventure and we had great help from him by moving into our new home.

Now it's back to work, next flight to Delhi and then Singapore and finally arriving in Jakarta, Indonesia... Next day flying to final destination, driving up into the mountains where we lived and worked.

Thanks for your visit and comment!

Related links:
With Dad to Atlanta, Georgia | previous post by me
Uncle Bo Whaley gave Dinner in Honor of Dad | previous post by me
Dad in Savannah, Georgia | previous post by me
Dad Sang The First Noel and Thank You Lord at Presbyterian Church | previous post by me
With Dad to Okefenokee on the Georgia/Florida State Line | previous post by me
Blessing of our New Home with Dad being Present | previous post by me
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

34 comments:

  1. Wonderful memories, Mariette!
    Wihsing you a lovely rest of the week!
    Love and hugs, Claudia xo

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    1. Dearest Claudia,
      They sure are especially with Dad's passing.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Hello Mariette, Moving in to a new house is exciting, and much more so when close friends and relatives are there to help--the best kind of house-warming. In my own case, I often appreciated the extra help when leaving the old house, and things needed to be packed up in a hurry. Once in the new place, I could take my time with unpacking and arranging.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      You no doubt have your own experience about the best kind of house-warming!
      We never had to pack up in a hurry and that would be quite impossible for filling a 40-foot container with our belongings in that manner. Pieter has been an expert packer, all his life. Furniture we had professionally wrapped but the rest we did ourselves by mixing soft items with breakables. And we got tons of books...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Liebe Mariette,

    SEHR SCHÖN!

    Alles Liebe
    Elisabeth

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    1. Liebe Elisabeth,
      Ja, das war es bestimmt!
      Liebe Grüße,
      Mariette

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  4. You seem to have have had such amazing experiences and adventures! Thanks for sharing them. :-)

    Continued good thoughts for Barty, I hope he will be well.

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    1. Dearest Kim,
      Yes, we have had quite some adventures during our life together and went through a lot. Always managed though!
      Sending you hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. Moet echt niet leuk geweest zijn voor jullie om maar zo kort in je mooie nieuwe huis te mogen zijn. En hard gewerkt dus om het klaar te krijgen 110 dozen !! is de moeite. Deze keer kon je moeder wel mee naar Schiphol dus, moet wel fijn geweest zijn voor haar. Toch vreemd dat er de eerste x keen 5 personen in de auto pasten. Bij mijn weten passen er altijd wel 5 personen in een auto, of je moet een heeeeele kleine hebben.

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    1. Beste Marian,
      Nee, je bent trots en blij en dan moet je jezelf weer zo abrupt 'amputeren' van dat nest-gevoel!
      Maar het bereid je voor op veel dingen, wij moeten allemaal een keer voor goed afscheid nemen van àlles in dit leven...
      Ja, we hebben inderdaad héél hard gewerkt en het was net of Sinterklaas en alles tegelijk viel, je pakte dingen uit die je niet eens meer wist dat je die had. Wat een vreugde. Ja, in oktober 1988 is er al veel ingepakt en in opslag in Delaware, toen we naar een relatief kleine townhouse gingen in Pennsylvania waar toch lang niet alles geplaatst kon worden. Toen naar Italië vijf hoog in een flat en het zelfde dus veel bleef in opslag. Dat is een lange tijd om alle huisraad dingen in je gedachten te houden... we vergeten en dus waren er veel verrassingen!
      De Citroën BX behoort tot de grote familie auto dus het was qua zitplaatsen op de heenweg puur een kwestie van prioriteit. Ofwel Moeke mee, of kleine 3-jarige Johnny...
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      Thank you but it is more the balance of belief, love and feeling content and thus happy!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Agnes,
      Thank you and now with Dad's passing they are even more meaningful!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Dear Mariette - it is good to have all of those memories about moving into your new home, and spending time with your father. Happy memories for you now to remember and contemplate.

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    1. Dearest Rosemary,
      Yes, on such wonderful memories one can really contemplate; they're treasures now!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. Sono ricordi meravigliosi.
    Un felice venerdi a te.

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    1. Caro Giancarlo,
      Sì son davvero e speciale dopo il morte dal mio Papa.
      Un abbraccio,
      Mariette

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  10. Spanish Moss is beautiful indeed. I don't think I've ever seen it in nature. Precious memories with your father, Mariette!

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    1. Dearest Debbie,
      Hah, for seeing Spanish Moss, you better fly to Savannah and indulge in its sight!
      Dad loved seeing it also there on the many squares with huge live oaks.
      Yes, those are precious memories made forever!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. I110 Boxes...moving is so hard! :-)
    t’s always difficult to say good bye but you made such wonderful memories! Lovely photos with your dad and friend. xo
    Happy Thanksgiving, Mariette!

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      Thank you and belated Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
      It was quite a task but we managed and cleaned up and had a new 'NEST'. Our forever NEST!
      Sure this was hard to leave but also sweet for coming home to.
      These photos are precious and I treasure the sweet moments...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. Always love visiting places where Spanish moss is lush and magical. I can recall Christmases in Louisiana where I was wearing shorts for Christmas.

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    1. Dearest Tammy,
      Yes, in Louisiana, like in Savannah, you sure can wear shorts for Christmas and enjoy the Spanish moss.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  13. I love the pictures have a lovley day hugs Nina

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    1. Dearest Nina,
      Thank you very much, we too treasure them since Dad is no longer with us.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Caro Giancarlo,
      Grazie e altrettanto per voi.
      Un abbraccio,
      Mariette

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  15. My dear Mariette, what a wonderful memory. All the pictures prove you are really a daddy's daughter.
    Love n hugs..

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    1. Dearest Krishna,
      Thank you it now is a very special memory and for all our visitors we always did the utmost.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  16. That was a busy time for you. It makes me realize what a short time we have with our parents. Love the Spanish moss. Janey

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    1. Dearest Janey,
      Yes, hectic and very busy indeed with still some time in-between for creating lasting special memories.
      Life is very short and that is true for all our loved ones...
      The Spanish moss is so special here in the South.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  17. Nice pictures. Seems like it was a time filled with love.

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    1. Dearest Liberty Belle,
      Those pictures are dear memories now and yes, we tried to fill the time with loved ones with love and attention...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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