About Me

My photo
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

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Then and Now

 On July 23 of 1987, I did join Pieter on a trip to the Division Office for Campbell's Soup mushroom business. 

My very first visit actually.


Wearing my high tops and slouch socks with my jeans skirt...
Yes, it's me!


Okay, I turned around for you...


Photo taken in our hallway on November 17, 2020... 33 years later!


That is one of my favorite jeans skirts; STILL!
Faded but I will never manage to wear this one out...
Only the buttons I've altered, they are closer together.

30 comments:

  1. WOW, dearest Mariette, you still look like a lovely young woman!
    Wishing you and Pieter a lovely weekend!
    Love and hugs, Claudia xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dearest Claudia,
      Thank you but young I'm not any more...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

      Delete
  2. Hello Mariette, You are to be congratulated--I wonder how many people could wear the same clothes for such a period of time. I tried to think of my oldest article of clothing, but except for a few pieces that were basically in storage, almost everything has been purchased since I left Ohio.
    --Jim

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dearest Jim,
      For you it also was about moving to a different climate, compared to Ohio.
      Sometimes I wish I still had a certain piece but I also gave away things...
      Yes, I could have fit my entire life in the clothes that fit me since age 15, without having to do anything for it. Well, being active and I've been called hyper as well but even that does fade a bit with age.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

      Delete
  3. Exactly how I dressed in 1987. :) I can't believe you still have the outfit after all these years. My weight has fluctuated a lot and clothes have come and gone.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dearest Tammy,
      That is great that you too recognize this kind of style.
      Loved wearing my high tops and slouch socks; then and now!
      Not everyone is keeping an Eco-friendly body for not having to toss out constantly her clothes...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

      Delete
  4. Dearest Mariette...I am a little envious that you still look terrific in the same outfit.
    Wishing you and Pieter a Happy Thanksgiving....... <3

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dearest Suzi,
      Thank you but it must be mainly genetic! I got two brothers that have not changed over the years. The rest did.
      Hugs and Happy Thanksgiving to you as well; you're early but time seems to fly.
      Mariette

      Delete
  5. Siques teniendo la buena figura, de cuando eras bastante joven...Te conservas bastante bien.

    Besos

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Querida Antónia,
      Gracias y por mí, no he cambiado de tamaño desde la edad de quince años hasta casi setenta... Buenos genes, supongo.
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

      Delete
  6. I wouldn't get my calf into clothes from 1987. Seriously. I'm always amazed at those who seem to have high metabolisms and don't gain weight. That's amazing, I hope you feel as great as you looked then and now! :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dearest Kim,
      Well, a high metabolism indeed and due to over active thyroids, which can cause other problems.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

      Delete
  7. The best things in life remain the best things!! Cheers and Happy Weekend!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dearest Helen,
      Well, the best thing is to have a good working brain!
      All other is just added bonus and I guess I'm lucky with some good genes.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

      Delete
  8. Replies
    1. Dearest Anne,
      Well, I might not belong to the largest group but no doubt I am a lone wolf!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

      Delete
  9. You look fabulous! Okay, have a fabulous weekend too!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dearest Brian,
      Thank you and wishing our neighbor state residents, furry and two-legged, also a happy weekend!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

      Delete
  10. Well you have just gotten better and better. Now you need to share your secret.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dearest Janey,
      Thank you! Guess it is just some good genes... I've never done anything extra for staying the way I am.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

      Delete
  11. Dearest Mariette,
    How are you and how is every one.
    Please take care and be safe.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dearest Munir,
      Both of us and the remaining kitties are fine!
      Sadly we lost one on October 28.
      We enjoy the outdoors and bike, weather and time permitting.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

      Delete
  12. Love them & now photos! Your physique hasn’t changed!
    Love your jeans skirt. It looks great on you then and now :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dearest Tamago,
      Thank you and I guess due to your slender posture, the very same is true for you!
      That jeans skirt will never go...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

      Delete
  13. Hoi Mariette,
    Maar dat is toch super. Leuk dat die kleren je van toendertijd nog steeds passen.
    En het staat je nog goed ook en het is weer modern ook.

    Groetjes, Marco

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Beste Marco,
      Dank je en of het modern is of niet, maakt mij helemaal niks uit omdat ik zelf veel beter kan beoordelen wat past of niet.
      Het is inderdaad geweldig om nog steeds in alles te passen. Ben enkel van binnen rijker en dus ook 'zwaarder' geworden!
      Liefs,
      Mariette

      Delete
  14. Liebe Mariette,
    Wow! ist das beeindruckend, Du kannst immer noch die Größe tragen wie vor über 30 Jahren und Du siehst so gut aus. Geht es Dir und Pieter gut? Überall eine schlimme Sache mit dem C.... hier in Ostfriesland hält es sich in Grenzen und mein Mann und ich sind gesund, Gott sei Dank.
    Ich schicke liebe Grüße und wünsche Euch weiterhin gute Gesundheit und munter bleiben ;-)))
    Traudi.♥

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Liebe Traudi,
      Danke, ja wir beide haben gute Genen und sind auch immer sehr aktiv geblieben!
      Es geht uns gut und wir beide wissen etwas mehr von Viren also lassen wir auch nicht so beangstigen von der böse Media! Ich erinnere mich noch sehr gut das jeden Sonntag wo wir mit den Eltern telefoniert haben in den Niederlanden, meine Mutter sagte: Oh, wir haben wieder mit dem Chor eine Messe singen müßen. Keine Hochzeit doch WIEDER einer verstorben! Das war wirklich jede Woche so, besonders im Winter. Ältere Menschen sterben wenn sie eine gute Kälte oder Grippe haben. Noch nie hat die Media darüber Statistieken gezeigt! Also jetzt mit diese Corona die ja 99.97% Überlebenschance hat, soll man Angst bekommen? Es sind mehr verstorben aus Einsamkeit oder Depression als vom Virus...
      Liebe Grüße,
      Mariette

      Delete

Thanks for your visit and comment.

Mariette...

MARIETTE'S BACK TO BASICS © 2009. All rights reserved - Text and images may not be copied for distribution or sale.

Follow my blog by Email

213 Countries visited with 276 flags since:

free counters

Total Pageviews

Blog Archive

Google Analytics

Labels

4th of July (7) Accordion (4) Advent (18) ALL SAINTS DAY | ALL SOULS DAY (2) Aluminum Roofing (10) Amaretti cookies (4) American Airlines (4) American Mushroom Institute (2) Angels (116) Angels We Know By Name (10) Australia (18) Auto Immune Disease (12) Ava Grace's closet (10) Baccarat Crystal (62) Backyard Wildlife HABITAT Certificate (6) Barlow Tyrie Capri Lounger (2) Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Jacksonville Florida (2) Bathing Suits (5) BB and L (4) Belgium (2) Benjamin Moore (11) Bike Rack (4) Birthdays (27) Blissful Relationship (40) Blog Award (20) Blog Pageviews (10) Blogger I Admire (29) Blogger Tips (23) Bobèches (4) Bok Tower (3) Bridal Gowns (4) Britex Fabrics (12) Britex Notions (9) Bulgaria (3) Burberry (13) Burberry Tuxedo (3) Bypass Surgery (6) Cable Car (5) Camille Tharaud (9) Campbell Soup (25) Canada (15) Canada Rail Vacations (4) Candles (34) Carbon Footprint (7) Carillon (2) Cat Nurse (1) Cathedral-Basilica Saint Louis (1) Ceramic Chandelier (5) Certified Podologist (2) Chanel (16) Chaperon (5) Cherubs (18) Childhood (11) Chile (6) China (14) Chocolate (31) Christie's (22) Christmas (49) Christofle (28) Christofle (Memoire) David Rosenberg (11) Chronic Kidney Disease (5) Citizen Journalism (3) CitizenM (2) Coffee Cup (2) Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass (5) Communism (14) Conference (20) Congress (25) Consulting (120) Costco (2) Countries visited (38) Courtesy (1) Croatia (1) Curaçao (14) D.S. Mullis (Author) (1) Dad (72) Damixa (7) Danish (6) Daughter (47) De Gaerde (1) Declaration of Independence (3) Delft Polychrome (1) Delftware houses (5) Delta Airlines (6) Denmark (2) Dessert (10) Diabetes (12) Diabetes type 2 (16) Diabetes type 2 Recipe (9) Dialysis (9) Dieng Plateau (1) Dining with Royalty (1) Diuretic (1) DMC (25) Doensen Sfeerhaarden (2) Domain Name (1) Door Décor (1) Doris Plaster (1) Down Duvets (5) Dupuytren's Contracture (3) Dutch American Heritage Day (5) Dutch King's Day (5) Dutch Queen's Day (3) Dweilen (1) Easter (23) Eco friendly (18) Eco Storage (4) Edible flowers (10) Editorial Review (8) Education (54) Edward Bok (4) Energy Star (7) England (15) Escada (94) Etiquette Training (5) Fairmont Hotels (10) Family (225) Family Memories (11) Filet Lace (11) Filet Lace Embroidered (4) First Lady Melania Trump (2) Fleur de Lys (8) Flower Framers of Cincinnati (23) France (4) FREEDOM (7) French (71) French Country Style (55) French Lavender Sachets (4) Friendship (171) From Pilgrim to President (2) Genocide (2) Georgia (18) Georgia State Flag (4) Germany (9) Gero Zilmeta 528 Menuet (15) Gevaphone (4) Gift from Blogger Friend (33) Gillis Video (4) Giovanni Raspini Charms and Co (42) Giovanni Raspini Silver Desk Items (11) Giovanni Raspini Silver Frames (11) Giovanni Raspini Silver Gifts (17) GIVEAWAY (24) Going Green (32) Graham H. Boonzaaier (5) Grand Canyon (4) Graze Picking (1) Hand Crocheted (89) Hand Embroidered (21) Hand Knitted (19) Hand made Lace (23) Happy New Year (8) Hawaii (1) Healthy Heart (16) Healthy heart recipe (23) Healthy Living (33) Heart Attack (5) Heeroom (9) Helicopter (1) High Tea (6) Highlights of the Mississippi Cruise (8) Holocaust (1) Hong Kong (6) House Blessing (2) Hungary (16) Hurricane (4) Hyatt (84) I Will Follow Him (1) India (44) Indonesia (12) Interlock Metal Roofing (12) International Workshop & Seminar (1) Irok gallery (12) ISMS (18) Italy (55) Japan (7) Kashmir (2) Kichler Xenon Under Counter Lights (1) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (48) Kruisherenhotel (1) Lace (6) Lacquered Brass Window Decorations (13) Lampe Berger (11) Lampes Berger A Century of History by Gérald Vilcocq (10) Language (28) Last Call by Neiman Marcus (20) Lavender Sachet (4) Le Chameau (2) Le Jacquard Français (31) Leather Garments Factory (11) Leather Shorts (1) Leather Vest (4) Leprosy Infection (5) Leprosy Project (6) Limburg (10) Limoges (18) Limoges Table Lamp (7) Log Cabin (3) Logee's (12) Maharaja Amarinder Singh of Patiala (1) Mainstream Media (1) Margraten (6) Marl Caves (11) Mason's Patent Ironstone Mandalay (5) Maximum Baggage Weight (6) Meeting Blogger Friend (7) Mega Task (8) Memorial Day (7) Miele (12) Millinery (11) Missing Blogger (1) Mom (91) Montblanc pens (1) Moral Compass (11) Mushroom Cultivation (35) Mushroom Quality Criteria (15) Mushrooms Canada (3) Mushrooms in our Garden (11) My Boots (17) My French Connection (2) My Hats (13) My Publications (6) My Sewing Creation (44) Nativity Scene (4) New Netherland (2) New Orleans (9) New Orleans School of Cooking (2) New York City (27) Original Content (17) Ormolu (6) Our Balcony (13) Our Bathroom (8) Our Bird Feeders (7) Our Bird Houses (12) Our Bridges and Wood Trail (31) Our Canine (21) Our Dutch Clock (3) Our Felines (126) Our Fiberglass Window Boxes (24) Our Flower Bulbs (58) Our Flowering Shrubs (116) Our Flowering Trees (27) Our Flowering Vines (28) Our Flowers (58) Our Fragrant Flowers (160) Our Garden (27) Our Garden Critters (37) Our Gazebo (47) Our Greenhouse (11) Our Home (127) Our Life in Indonesia (39) Our Life in Italy (32) Our Magnolias (37) Our Our Fiberglass Window Boxes (1) Our Palm Tree (15) Our Pet Squirrel (1) Our Pond (19) Our Pot Plants (35) Our Rose Arbor (5) Our Rose Suite (15) Our Roses (58) Our Shrubs (6) Our Trees (40) P.J.C. Vedder's Memoirs (103) P.J.C. Vedder's Publications (63) Patio (26) People to People Citizen Ambassador Program (26) Plagiarism (5) Poland (1) Pond's India (21) Pre-Diabetes (9) Prednisone (8) Princess Diana (4) Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold (26) Quotes (44) Religious Paper Lace (2) Relive (20) Replacements Ltd. (19) REPOUSSE Silver (8) Resilientista (31) Ristorante da Maria (29) Romania (5) Romantic Boxes with Pansies (2) Romantic Rose Boxes (7) Rose Jewelry (8) Rose silverware (59) Rose Stepping Stones (5) Roses (4) Rotary International (5) Royal Mail (1) Sachets (1) Saint Nicholas (12) Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th (10) Santa Barbara Plantation (3) Santa Claus (12) Saving Energy (7) Scottsdale Arizona (3) Scraped Content (5) Serbia (2) Servitude (1) Silver Knife Rests (18) Sinden Award (12) Singapore Airlines (1) Sinterklaas (10) Socialism (5) South Africa (20) Spain (1) SPAWN MATE SYMPOSIUM (2) Spectrenoir (91) STIGMA of Leprosy (1) Storage and Organizing (5) Super Power Readers (4) Sweden (2) Table Setting (30) Taiwan (3) Tanner Krolle (4) Tea (25) Tea Cup (10) Technology Transfer Seminar (9) Thailand (2) Thanksgiving (9) The Bridge (8) The Netherlands (13) Theodore Haviland France (2) Toile de Jouy (5) Tornado (2) Totes (2) Toyota RAV4 (12) Transparent Acrylic Bolts and Nuts (3) Travel (351) Travel by Rail (21) TREK Bike (9) Tropical Thunderstorms (3) Uncle Bo Whaley (11) UNESCO World Heritage Site (10) United States Citizenship (6) United States Flag (9) Valentine's Day (12) Vases (80) Viking River Cruise (10) Vintage Lampe Berger (13) Vintage Woodworks (26) Vinyl Picket Fence (8) Water Control (18) Wedding (10) Wedding Anniversary (12) WeFie (7) WGXA.TV (3) Wolford (19) Wool Fedora Hat (4) World Bank (1) World Leprosy Day (2) World Polio Day (3) Writing (62) Yves Delorme (6) Yves Saint Laurent (3) Zegna (7)