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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, April 3, 2022

Pieter's Nettleton Shoes – Another Royal Gift

Pieter over the decades has been greatly appreciated for his helpful advice to mushroom growers worldwide.
From Ben (Bernardo J.) Penturelli in Reading, Pennsylvania, who worked with Campbell Soup's Mushroom Division at the time, Pieter got these sent as a gift to his Dutch home in 1980.
For helping solve their mushroom farms' problems and for the courtesies extended during their recent trip to the Practical Mushroom Training College in Horst, The Netherlands.
Here are Pieter's Nettleton shoes.
From the side and visible is the hand stitched sole.
We had picked them up at the cobbler in Atlanta after he'd added 1 cm to the right shoe.
Pieter's middle brother played a trick on him when he was about 9 years old, by pulling the chair from under him and he fell. Thereby hurting his tail bone and it completely shifted to one side.
That made him have his left leg 1 cm longer, always had to take that into consideration when hemming up his pants.
As he ages, it kind of bothered him more and having the sole adjusted is a great comfort for having less pressure on his tailbone.
When biking and I ride behind him, I can tell he leans to one side on the saddle, also due to the shifted tailbone...
Well, so far he has made it to high age but it sure was a nasty trick with serious and lasting consequences.
Yet, SaksOff5th is still selling them?! 
Doing some more digging into Nettleton's history and information, I learned that there exists a KNOCKOFF (?) Nettleton FB Page, where they show a phone number from the Philippines... 
AHA! It is all about $$$

Our trust in Saks Fifth Avenue OFF5th also got a bit dented.


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14 comments:

  1. Those are nice shoes. I appreciate the workmanship of a good shoe. Don’t see that anymore.

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    1. Dearest Debby,
      Indeed it is becoming more and more rare these days.
      Pieter is holding on to them and loves wearing them.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Bellissime scarpe.Buona giornata,ciao.

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    1. Cara Olga,
      Davvero sono bellissime scarpe come quelle scarpe fatte a mano in Italia.
      Abbracci,
      Mariette

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  3. Really beautiful shoes. Not many cobblers around here these days. It's a rare art.

    God bless.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Yes, they are beautiful and you are so right about not many cobblers being around.
      Our cobbler in Atlanta gets items shipped in from the entire USA because of that!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Están relucientes. Ahora no hay muchos que se dediquen a este oficio. Hubo un tiempo, en que había bastantes personas que se ocupaban de esta labor artesanal

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      Seguro que es un hecho triste que la producción de zapatos de vestir en cuero está en declive.
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      They are put together with a lot of expertise and thought and great fit.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. The shoes are beautiful and classy. Before, when these accidents happened in children, he didn't recover as well as he does today. If it was now, physical therapy would have helped.
    xoxo
    Coisas de Feltro

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    1. Dearest Christina,
      Yes, those shoes are very classy and with excellent fit.
      Oh, back then in the Depression years, nobody went to a doctor... it had to heal on its own which often is impossible! So much has changed for the better in later decennia.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. Great shoes .)
    http://retromaggie.blogspot.com/

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    1. Dearest Magda,
      Yes indeed, classically and well made!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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