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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

Friday, April 29, 2022

My Pieter Turned 93

 Yes, today is a very special day as my Pieter turned 93!
Thanks to a great Cardiologist and complete change of medications he lived beyond the grave message we received from our previous cardiologist; who actually neglected him.
Prayers also DO help!
Just to show you our ABUNDANCE of fresh flowers back then...
All varieties of Calla lilies and sweet smelling white Lathyrus.
I used all kind of Baccarat crystal vases for them, also Baccarat perfume bottles.
Below is a 1:33 minute short video from our vases with garden flowers on Pieter's 74th Birthday.
At 0:46 you see our white fragrant peonies.
Immediately followed by pink roses in my Rose China with sprigs of Forget–Me–Not.
A DREAM! 
We have no roses left, and if you see how many we had back then...
Guess the competition of the now huge oak trees and others is way too fierce.
And we miss the spent mushroom compost already for two decades!
That was the very best from mushroom cultivation.
A Happy Pieter on his 81st Birthday on Dutch Queen's Day celebration in Atlanta.
This was good 4 months before his heart attack and open heart surgery on September 3. 2010.
Wearing my Escada suit that we saw while in Budapest but could not afford it then, at full boutique price.
Found it later on eBay.
Around Pieter's Birthday, our Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold is at its BEST.
One of our Palm Trees is right in front of it in this photo.
Sadly today was the funeral of the late Georgia Congressman, the Honorable J. Roy Rowland who had a special U.S. flag flown over the U.S. Capitol for both of us on December 30, 1993...
April 23, was Pieter's 29th Birthday as a United States Citizen!

Post shared on FB Page
Shared also on my FB...
Pieter had a very special and happy Birthday!


Related link:
Our Garden at the Time we had Access to Spent Mushroom Compost | previous post by me with video from Middle Georgia Magazine
{1993 Today, the American Flag was flown for both of us...} | previous post by me 

32 comments:

  1. Tanti auguri per il 93esimo compleanno Pieter!Un abbraccio virtuale da me ad entrambi.

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    1. Cara Olga,
      Grazie mille e un grande abbraccio virtuale da parte di entrambi!
      Mariette

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  2. Happy Birthday to Pieter. Wishing many happy returns filled with joy, good health and whatever you both wish.

    God bless you both always.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Thank you very much and we both are very grateful for having reached this together!
      Every day is a gift...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Happy birthday to Pieter! I hope he had a lovely celebration!

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    1. Dearest Kim,
      Thank you and yes, it was a special day but we also will never forget that it was the funeral day for our beloved Congressman, the one that flew the flag over the U.S. Capitol for us.
      Have added that below the post now.
      Yesterday was too hectic for doing so.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Happy Birthday to Pieter!!! May God give him many more to come.

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    1. Dearest Martha Jane,
      Thank you and in Pieter's condition, every day is a Gift from God!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. Happy Birthday to Pieter!!🪗🎂🎵🦜🍷🥂💐from Japan.

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    1. Dearest Tomoko,
      Thank you so much from both of us!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Gracias a tus buenos cuidados y al doctor que lo operó, se conserva bastante bien.
    Lo bueno es , estar siempre activo.Eso lo cumple y su espíritu es de un joven.

    Besos

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      Sí, ambos tratamos de vivir lo más saludables posible. También es importante mantener a raya el estrés.
      ¡Continuar trabajando es lo mejor para el cuerpo y la mente!
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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  7. Happy Birthday to dear Pieter - he looks so amazing always - a true European gentleman whom Bob and I would enjoy meeting some day - over a special mushroom dish, haha!
    Blessings to you both and we hope so much the celebration was full of special moments.
    Hugs, Mary & Bob

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    1. Dearest Mary & Bob,
      Thank you and yes, we would love to drive up to Raleigh one day and meet you both in the flesh!
      We keep on celebrating.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. 93 wow, happy birthday from me, he looks good for 93 more like 80 then 93 hope he had a great day

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      Thank you, we keep on celebrating. Pieter never ever looked his age and that is good.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. Wow 93, damn he looks good, I hope he had a bloody great day

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      Thank you and as mentioned above, we keep on celebrating!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Happy Birthday to your Pieter. What a glorious milestone. You both are an exceptionally dashing couple. I wish you both many years ahead. Hugs

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    1. Dearest Debby,
      Thank you and yes, considering the outlook told to us on November 2017; we are oh so grateful!
      We're just happy and that makes all the difference for looking good.
      Each additional day together is a gift of God.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. Happy birthday for Pieter ….prayers help always 🙏🍀 happy day Ria and Leaf 🐾

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    1. Dearest Ria,
      Thank you and you bet that prayers help; where would we all be without some help from above?!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. Happy birthday to Pieter. His curiosity to the nature world keeps him young.

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    1. Dearest RTC,
      It sure helps him as he is working in our wood garden daily!
      Never giving up and enjoying the accomplishments.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  13. Happy Happy Brother Man - What Was Your First Car? - Where Were You When You Saw Your First Airplane In Flight? - Whats The Goal Or Goals During This Next Trip Around The Sun? - Stay Strong - Big Hugs Marietta

    Cheers

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    1. Dearest Travis,
      Thank you and for Pieter I can reply this: My first car was a Fiat 600 so I no longer had to ride my motor bike; first airplane in flight were during WWII and I was laying on my back in the grass watching the paratroopers with parachutes being dropped at a Bridge too Far near Arnhem, The Netherlands. As a teen I LOVED it, not realizing then how dramatic that mistake was in history!
      The goal is to keep on breathing; gardening; biking; enjoying life and seeing nature's miracles not yet viewed. No longer in the air, I've been enough up yonder for more than 1,500,000 miles. https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2012/07/fly-with-us-to-jakarta-indonesia.html
      Hugs,
      Pieter & Mariette

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    2. Watching Paratroopers, Incredible!!! Breathing And Gardening Sounds A OK To Me - Thinking Of You Both And Sending Positive Vibes

      Cheers

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  14. Sorry I haven't been here before. But I want to congratulate Pieter on his 93rd birthday.
    happy birthday Pieter
    xoxo
    Coisas de Feltro

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    1. Dearest Christina,
      Thank you very much, you make him smile for happiness.
      He sure enjoyed his special 93rd Birthday and we pray that God will grant him some more time with me together!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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