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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 Commercial Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 9 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Monday, April 8, 2024

Fond Memories of my Paternal Grandmother and Mother–in–law who were BEST Friends

Had these images for a long time but I myself was not able to remove some 'wild' background...
June 1983 at the terrace of Pieter's eldest brother's home... in Horst, The Netherlands.
From left to right: Pieter's Mom in wheelchair, my Paternal Grandmother (they were BEST FRIENDS and sang in the choir), me and my Mom to the right. 
Ingrid from Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs ←click on link—even framed it...
Me with my Paternal Grandmother
And in a frame...

On April 5, my dear Mother–in–law had her 129th Birthday in heaven.
On April 11, my dear Paternal Grandmother had her 231st Birthday in heaven.
Mom did fill in for her when she died in 1984 and sang in the choir till her death in 2015.
Very special memories!
Now it is only me singing in the chancel choir as soprano...

Related link:
Angelic Beauties | Ingrid's post about them

56 comments:

  1. It's so nice that your grandmother and mother-in-law were best friends. What a dear photo this is of all of you. I like the little scrap book frames you made too. How special that your mom and grandmother sang in the choir as well. Three generations singing hymns at Mass. What a lovely post of memories, Mariette.

    ~Sheri

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    1. Dearest Sheri,
      Thank you and yes, that was very special for them being best friends!
      No, I did not make those scrap book frames—I'm not that talented. Link is included.
      My Mother–in–law actually took my Grandmother under her. wings since she lost Grandpa in 1965. That were almost twenty years of a special friendship till my Grandmother past away in 1984—she just came home from a choir event.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. What precious memories you have there. It was my pleasure to be able to make them even more special with the frames.

    I think the Angelic Choirs are the more wonderful since your precious moms are there in it!

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    1. Dearest Ingrid,
      Yes, those are precious memories since my Grandmother lived only one more year...
      Thank you ever so much for your work here—so much appreciated.
      It made Pieter very happy last night seeing this post on his iPadPro!
      Indeed, Angelic Choirs...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Dankjewel voor jou berichtje…misschien heb je wel gelijk maar bloggen heeft niet mijn prioriteit….ik krabbel heel langzaam weer naar een beter leven hoop ik….maar ik schrijf nooit persoonlijke dingen over mijn privéleven en dat zal zo blijven ….heb teveel meegemaakt….maar deel dat niet hier….liefs van mij en ook groetjes aan Pieter 🍀💗🍀

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    1. Beste Ria,
      Je kunt ook over andere dingen dan je persoonlijke leven schrijven.
      Maar ieder is daar vrij in!
      Liefs,
      Pieter & Mariette

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  4. You are carrying forward in their tradition of singing at Mass in the choir. They are listening from heaven as you do. Memories sustain through difficult times and give us peace. Lynn

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    1. Dearest Lynn,
      Thank you and yes, singing at Mass is a tradition being carried on for three generations now.
      Wonderful memories.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. How wonderful that they were best friends, such lovely photos

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      Indeed very special and also wonderful.
      Meaningful photos, taken by Pieter...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Dearest Mariette, your post is so touching!
    It's lovely to hear about the special friendship between your grandmother and mother-in-law.
    The photo is a beautiful reminder of happy times.
    I think it's wonderful that you're carrying on the tradition of singing in the choir.
    It must feel like your loved ones are still with you, listening from above.
    Thanks for sharing these sweet memories with us.

    Hugs and blessings

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    1. Dearest Veronica,
      Thank you and yes, those are very sweet memories!
      Souls of our loved ones are always with us on our path through life!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. Lieve Mariette,

    Ik wilde even zeggen dt ik met plezier deze blogpost gelezen heb. Wat mooi, die herinneringen.

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    1. Lieve Aritha,
      Dank je wel—bijzondere herinneringen!
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  8. They are such wonderful memories, dearest Mariette,
    and the fact that you sing in the choir just like her is simply wonderful.
    My mom would be 102 years old today. It's wonderful to remember with lots of love.
    A warm greeting from Viola

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    1. Dearest Viola,
      Thank you and yes they certainly ARE!
      Singing no doubt is a wonderful family tradition and I don't want to give that up.
      Fond memories of your Mom today with her heavenly Birthday!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. Dag Mariette,

    Dat is nog eens leuk, mooie herinneringen.

    Lieve groet,
    Hilly

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    1. Beste Hilly,
      Jazeker een mooie en kostbare herinnering!
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  10. Thank you for sharing these precious memories. Hugs, my dear.

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    1. Dearest Darla,
      Thank you and it certainly is my pleasure doing so!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. What a dear pleasure to see your Mother and your Grandmother. Peter's Mother as well And you, Mariette, look just the same today as you did then. A little older, but there is NO way I would not know it was you. Beautiful girl and woman.

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    1. Dearest Katie Isabella,
      Thank you for your meaningful words about three important women in my life and for recognizing me.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. Your memory is so beautiful. I'm sure that when you sing, your vibration will reach them, wherever they are.
    xoxo

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    1. Dearest Cristina,
      Thank you and yes, I do strongly believe that the souls from loved ones are still near us!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Peter,
      Yes, very fond ones and today is my Grandmother's heavenly Birthday.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  14. Such precious memories, and what a treasure that both you and your husband's grandmother were best of friends, and sang in the choir together! What a tribute to family heritage! I just love the frames you made to put the precious pictures in, they are beautiful!!! Keep singing dear friend :) Many blessings to you!

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    1. Dearest Marilyn,
      Yes, precious memories indeed. But it was not Pieter's Grandmother but Mother!
      Those frames are not made by me but by dear Ingrid, as I mentioned and also linked to her blog.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  15. Those are such wonderful memories and the photo is so nice and pretty framed too. Thanks for the kind words and support during my recent health challenges, I appreciate it so very much!

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    1. Dearest Terry,
      Thank you and yes, wonderful memories and lovely framed by Ingrid!
      You are quite welcome and we all are very happy you are home again.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  16. Hello Mariette, I am sorry if I missed any of your posts, but I am now back in Cleveland, after being shaken by the earthquake, and just in time for the total eclipse. You were blessed with many loving and wonderful family members, and there is nothing nicer than a family that gets along so well. When I was young, I never got those mother-in-law jokes because my parents both loved and respected their in-laws. Getting to know your family through your writing, it is no surprise that you experienced the same happiness!
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Happy to read that you are safely back after that earthquake!
      Yes, those are indeed wonderful family members that left us fond and valuable memories.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  17. Mariette, what a beautiful famIly and photo as well. This
    is something to cherish for all days. My maternal grandparents and I
    were the best of the best of friends 💙💚 They would be
    107 and 109 this year and are missed more than words can
    convey. So many memories and I m thankful for them ‼️😺
    Laura

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    1. Dearest Laura,
      Yes, such memories are the most valuable we have and it is good to look back on them.
      Big hugs,
      Mariette

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  18. Mariette what absolutely stunning photos you are sharing and so many treasured memories are surely flowing into you mind's eye.
    Hugs Cecilia

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    1. Dearest Cecilia,
      Thank you and yes, those treasured memories live forever in our hearts!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  19. Your memories have kept people being alive. You can talk with them in the garden full of chulips.
    Memories warm us and give us resilience, strength and wisdom to walk tomorrow.

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    1. Dearest RTC,
      Yes, memories do give us resilience, strength and wisdom!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  20. It's lovely that both sides of the family were so close. It certainly makes for some wonderful memories. Bless them all.

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    1. Dearest Wendy,
      Yes, that was indeed a very special and rare relation.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  21. Lieve Mariette, what beautiful memories and beautiful framed pictures, of your beloved family and you💗Ingrid always makes the best artwork🎨 Pawkisses for a Happy Birthday to all the special angels in heaven and one Extra for you. We hope effurrything goes well🙏🙏🐾😽💞Is there an update on Pieter and yourselfie?

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    1. Lieve Marlene,
      Ja, heel mooie herinneringen en zo mooi door Ingrid in frames gezet!
      We komen net thuis van zo'n vijf uur ziekenhuis. Pieter moest per ambulance naar de ER omdat hij in de keuken voorover is gevallen. Veel bloed verloren en hechtingen boven rechter wenkbrauw. De CT scan van hoofd was goed en ook van zijn longen. Dus nu rustig aan thuis! Zal voor hem moeilijk zijn om terug te schakelen maar het kan gewoon niet meer...
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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    2. Ach, lieverds, veel sterkte ermee🙏 We denken aan jullie🐾😽💞

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  22. Ingrid did a nice job with your photos. You must have a lovely voice.

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    1. Dearest pilch92,
      Yes, Ingrid sure did a great job on those photos.
      I'm just an ordinary soprano... blending in with the stronger voices!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  23. What lovely pictures of you and your family, Mariette! So wonderful to have those remembrances of them.

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    1. Dearest Leah,
      Yes, those photos mean a lot to both of us and I bet that three of them are smiling down from heaven.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  24. Liebe Mariette,
    das sind wundervolle Erinnerungen. Ich glaube auch, dass die drei Damen gemeinsam auf einer Wolke im Himmel sitzen und lächelnd herab blicken. Das berührt mich gerade sehr, denke ich an meine Mutter und zwei Großmütter. 🙏
    Liebe Grüße von Traudi.❤️

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    1. Liebe Traudi,
      Ja sicher solche Erinnerungen machen einem reich.
      Unsere geliebten beobachten uns ganz bestimmt vom Himmel und unterstützen uns auch.
      Seelen sterben ja nie!
      Liebe Grüße,
      Mariette

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  25. What beautiful memories those old photos bring up. Love and remembrances from the past that warm the heart even today.

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    1. Dearest Lorrie,
      Thank you and they sure do warm the heart!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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