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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

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Grateful to Friend Gil for Capturing Pieter's 93rd Birthday

 We sure are grateful to photographer friend Gil Gillis for capturing Pieter's 93rd Birthday Dinner with Friends.
Pieter is ready for Mass and for his special Birthday Dinner following...
Wearing the very same Escada silk dress with roses, Escada patent leather sandals and Majolica pearls, that I wore for Pieter's 80th Birthday dinner with friends and family. 
Pieter's Goddaughter then flew over from The Netherlands, for being here!
Wearing my special handmade bracelet, a gift from Blogger Friend: {Rose Bracelet from Enma in Spain - Blogger I Admire} ←click on link.
We were greeted by friend and Lady Chef Maria Runggaldier from Ristorante da Maria ←click on link.
She hails from Bolzano, the capital of the Province of South Tyrol in northern Italy.
Both of us were quite surprised to find our invited friend Gil Gillis, the previous owner of our local TV station, with his professional camera...
How precious for having these photos as a lasting memory!
Thank you so much Gil for you thoughtfulness!!!
Now Gil is in the group as well, standing next to me, as Tara, the young lady on the right, took over his camera.
He personally has trained Tara, to become a professional photographer herself with TheFurgPhoto ←click it.
Pieter received his dessert with a Birthday candle on it and we of course sang Happy Birthday to him.
As a Dutch touch, some white tulips in vases with pebbles, graced the table.
Ristorante da Maria
Our Menu 
All in all, it was a perfect evening.
This text on a towel, wrapped around a wine bottle that Pieter received as a gift from our friends, sums it up perfectly:
THE SOUTH
Where tea is sweet
and accents are sweeter.
Summer starts in April.
Front porches are wide
and words are long.
Macaroni & Cheese is a vegetable.
Pecan Pie is a staple.
Y'all is the only proper pronoun.
Chicken is fried and 
biscuits come with gravy.
Everything is "darlin"
and someone's heart is
always getting blessed.

FOND MEMORIES! 💖

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24 comments:

  1. Buona domenica Pieter e Mariette.

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    1. Cara Olga,
      Grazie e altrettanto per voi!
      Abbracci,
      Mariette

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  2. What a wonderful day of celebrations for Pieter. Happy Birthday and many happy returns filled with good health. What a wonderful gathering of friends. Best wishes to you all now and always.

    God bless you Pieter and Mariette.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Thank you and it was indeed a wonderful Birthday celebration.
      We are both grateful to God for granting us this special time together!
      Hugs,
      Pieter & Mariette

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  3. What a wonderful celebration for Pieter. Happy Birthday to him! Both of you look stunning. I by the way so enjoyed Pieter recounting his experiences during the war. I intend to share it with my Tom.

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    1. Dearest Janey,
      Oh you bet it was a wonderful celebration!
      The BEST Lady Chef in the entire region and with great friends.
      Thank you for the compliments!
      Pieter wants to share this with others as it is valuable history.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Bloody nice photos you have looks like a bloody nice time was had

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      Thank you and yes it WAS a bloody nice time had, telling it in Aussie language!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. What a beautiful party for Pieter, Mariette! The photos are beautiful and will represent a cherished memory.
    Happy Birthday, Pieter!

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    1. Dearest Martha Jane,
      Thank you and yes, it was meaningful and will remain a cherished memory!
      Hugs,
      Pieter & Mariette

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  6. You are beautiful, my friend. And that dress really becomes you.
    Glad you had a wonderful celebration for Pieter.

    Happy Birthday to Pieter!

    ((hugs and blessings))

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    1. Dearest Veronica,
      Thank you and even if the dress is already 13 years old, I'm holding on to it!
      Fond memories made.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. Oh my goodness ~~~ one of my most favorite posts! Love, Helen

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    1. Dearest Helen,
      Thank you, forever fond memories – that's for sure!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. That beautiful Pieter is loved in his circle of friends and beyond, I believe.
    xoxo

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    1. Dearest Christina,
      Yes, he sure is and that is valid for world wide recognition and being valued by thousands.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. Pieter had a wonderful 93rd birthday party. Happy belated birthday

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    1. Dearest Sami,
      Thank you and yes these fond memories are in the books!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Elegance is indeed timeless and you both look very elegant, Mariette!
    We are always evolving and if in my 20's I bought something just because I liked it and it was cheap, nowadays I always look for quality and I buy the best I can afford.
    Ristorante da Maria looks very inviting and the tulips were a sweet and elegant touch!
    I'm glad you both spent this special day with your friends, enjoyed a delicious menu and that your friend was able to capture it.
    And I love the poem in the towel!
    Happy belated birthday, Pieter!!!
    :)

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    1. Dearest Paula,
      Thank you so much for your meaningful comment here. The writer in you is being noticed!
      Hugs,
      Pieter & Mariette

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  11. Aww, you are always sweet, Mariette!
    :)

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    1. Dearest Paula,
      Guess you and I both value the little things a lot more and know what has true meaning...
      Big hugs,
      Mariette

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    2. Exactly!
      Sending biggs hugs your way, too!
      :)

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