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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, November 19, 2019

Uncle Bo Whaley gave 'Welcome Home' Dinner in Honor of Dad

On December 4, 1990 Uncle Bo Whaley did organize a special 'Welcome Home' dinner in honor of Dad.
We had gone in the morning to Savannah and spent a lovely day there, so by 16:00 we were back home and got ready to go to the Country Club.
Uncle Bo Whaley is seated to the left, me in the center with back towards you... Dad to my right.
Sadly, there are only four people still alive from this gathering of special friends in honor of Dad!
The then local bank director, seated opposite me and his wife in white blouse to the left of him.
Also the lawyer's wife in blue jacket is still with us...
Before we all got seated we mingled and Dad got a little bit to know each one of them.
Uncle Bo Whaley had even ordered a corsage for me... according to what I would be wearing...
He was quite a gentleman this former FBI agent and writer!
All 13 of us in this photo, with Pieter seated to the right of my Dad...
Taken from the other end, with Pieter barely visible.
Husband Pieter took this from the other end of the table...
This was only 3 days before our departure, with Dad flying back to The Netherlands, and Pieter and I continuing on to Indonesia; back to work!

Fond memories of dear friends!
With special warm thoughts of Uncle Bo Whaley who always embraced all of my family...

Thanks for your visit and comment!

Related links:
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

20 comments:

  1. Liebe Mariette,
    das snd schöne Erinnerungen.
    Alles Liebe
    Elisabeth

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    1. Liebe Elisabeth,
      Ja es sind absolut wunderschöne Erinnerungen!
      Liebe Grüße,
      Mariette

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  2. Hello Mariette, It is so nice when friends honor us with this kind of celebration, and equally pleasant when we in turn can honor the visits and milestones of our own friends and family.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Yes that is true, honoring the visits and milestones of our own friends and family throughout life creates happy memories for later to hold on to. That kind of fills the void that is left when they're no longer with us.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Looks like this was a lovely dinner. It was very kind of Uncle Bo Whaley to give such a special occasion for your dad. The corsage is so thoughtful! It matches the color of your shirt very nicely. It's sad many of your friends in the photos are no longer with you, but wonderful you made fond memories with them.
    Thank you for sharing, Mariette! Have a great day xo

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      Yes it was a very lovely dinner and a great way for Dad, getting to know our Friends beter!
      Uncle Bo was oh so special, a former FBI agent and an excellent writer. What I admired most in him was his ability to 'read' a person so well! He knew.
      History is being made as the generations shift ahead...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      They sure are and very rich for remembering with lots of gratitude!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. Mi piacciono queste cene, ci si conosce meglio e si passa una serata che non si dimenticherà mai.
    Buon giovedi.

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    1. Caro Giancarlo,
      Hai ragione qui; non si dimenticherà mai!
      Un abbraccio,
      Mariette

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  6. Looks like it was a nice gathering for all of you. In 1990 I was living in Cordele, Georgia ... married then to my first husband. Seems forever ago. :)

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    1. Dearest Tammy,
      Yes, it was a very nice gathering and it gave us fond memories.
      Yeah, it is scary how fast time is flying by... looking back you cannot believe the numbers!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. Wonderful that you have so many photos of special events. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Dearest Janey,
      Yes, it is a treasure trove and creates forever fond memories.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Mit interessanten Leuten bist Du zusammen gekommen, liebe Mariette! Und Du siehst toll auf den Bildern!

    Viele liebe Grüße
    Sara

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    1. Liebe Sara,
      Ja, glücklicherweise das ganze Leben kann ich sagen und dadurch wird man geistlich Reich!
      Liebe Grüße,
      Mariette

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  9. Ome Bo, heeft echt wel een flinke corsage voor je uitgezocht..maar past wel mooi bij je top/shirt onder je jasje..
    Heb even Gegoogeld op hem, en zijn boeken lijken mij wel de moeite waard om te lezen,heb jij ze gelezen?
    Ik begin er maar niet aan, want dat gaat niet goed komen, lezen in de Engelse taal, duurt me veel te lang..

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    1. Beste Marian,
      Ja, de maat van het corsage was niet echt voor een maat 34 geschikt... maar toch bijzonder!
      Wij hebben alle 11 boeken van hem en sommigen met een speciale boodschap in gepend door hem. Uiteraard hebben we ze ook gelezen, zou ze nog eens moeten lezen... ooit, als ik de tijd vind! Hij schreef erg onderhoudend en met zijn tiental jaren ervaring met de FBI had hij een bijzondere mensenkennis!
      Lezen in een vreemde taal is niet makkelijk en voordat je dat vlot kunt duurt wel even.
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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