my dad used to have a lighting store in the netherlands and every day 1 or 2 lighting reps used to drop by the store. some are annoying, some are smooth slimey salesmen, some are funny and then there was ‘deetje’, a 100% pure ‘Amsterdammer’ no B.S., funny and larger than life. he always had heaps of stories to tell from the road, an avid Ajax supporter and one of the few reps that were invited for lunch (we lived behind the store) whenever he dropped by. he even paid his respect at my dads funeral. it’s sad to hear that he passed away last week at 94, my mum pointed me to this little video of his time at the local TV station commentating on Ajax. it gives you a small glimpse of how he was. [pk_video_player width=”560″ height=”315″ align=”none” autoplay=”false” cover=”http://clogwog.net/movies/de.png” video_url=”http://clogwog.net/movies/deetje.flv”] rest in peace deetje !
Blog Category: nederlands
just picked up the car for the week (a ford ka) in utrecht and we went on a little drive through the country. the weather has been great sofar. some rain every now and again, but just like melbourne : ‘if you don’t like the weather, just wait 5 minutes and it will change’ oudegracht in utrecht culemborg culemborg windfarm train over the river lek
over de jaren heen ben ik contact kwijtgeraakt met de volgende mensen. als jij dit leest en je herkent iemand waarvan jij wel een email adres hebt, laat het me even weten. hans slijkoord (gefeliciteerd voor vandaag hans !) lex van nimwegen (zc zeist) henk pearel (zc zeist) marishka bruggink (zwemlust den hommel)