Henny age 75
yes 75 as from Dec.13 2011
widow of Ken since March 1st 2008
my friends where ever they live.
in short, enjoying life !!
best things ever happened to me:
5 week trip through America,
best thing in future,
trip to North Carolina USA
to be with Susan and Phil for 4 weeks
and see Kristin again.
that's it about me !!
ANGEL WATCHING OVER YOU !!!
My Dear Ken !!
The man I loved so much !!
he was nearly 85
when he passed,
1st of March 2008 ,
This is me now, 73
My friends who stood by me when
Ken died, and they are still there for me.
my dear friend Coby 75
My dear friend Tilly 63
Dikkie with whom I went to the States
The first meeting with Susan in NC.
we've had 2 year email and SKYPE
contact, she had no idea I was coming !!
She is such a lovely lovely friend !!
How Susan and I met.
we are both members of
after questions and answers, we started
emailing and later Skyping each other.
asking about our lives in our own
country, just womens talk.
My friend Dikkie and I made plans to
go on a 5 week trip through the States,
starting with a trip to Susan and Phil's
but they didn't know I was coming, because
I had told her that Dikkie was going with Alex
that was my first lie to her, after that I have
told her one lie after the other and Susan
(bless her) believed it all.
on the day we arrived at their house, I was
laying on the rear seat untill I thought it was
save to come out, Dikkie said hallo ,
Susan asked where Alex was.
I got out of the car and I heard a very loud
voice asking, IS THAT HENNY ?
(how did she see me so quickly ??)
Dikkie answered, I DON'T KNOW !!
an other lie er was born !!
we hugged and hugged and cried and
were so happy, we had 2 days with them
then carried on with our trip
the last 5 days we spent with Susan
and Phil again that was one of the high
lights of our holiday/vacation.
I'm looking forward to a 4 week stay
with them in Jan. 2010.
in fact, I get very excited when I think
they both are such lovely people !!
The Great Smokey Mountains in Tennessee
very impressive .
I met him in the "Christmasplace" in
Pigeon Forge, I asked him what he
was getting me for Christmas, but
he didn't answer !!I
And then, suddenly there in New Orleans
asking me to sing with him, if he had
only known ........................!!!
An American 10 slice bacon sandwich !!
see the horrible green leaves on it , yuck !!
Dikkie working her way through it !
3 of my very dear friends, Paul 68, Henny 73, Coby 75, Tilly 63.
He took this big candle
and went into an other room
I cannot find
but I know he was here
because of all the happiness
he left behind
by Countess Mountbatten of Burma..
and they were waiting for me when I got home
Coby,Tilly and Paul with the silly cap
I bought for him.
Hello to all my friends,
yes, its me, a bit older but still in good health (as far as I know).
All my Dutch, English, Australian, American and South African friends are
still alive and kicking, only difference is, they have got a bit older as well, but
although everybody is having a few more aches and pains, it's still a very happy bunch of friends.
Tilly and Paul are celebrating there 45th anniversary on Sunday the 15th of April
Coby is going to be 78 on May 4th, fit as ever.
Tilly and Steffie turned 65 this year, and I'm now 75.
Paul has had a bad year last year, problems breathing because of his copd, (lungs)
but Thank God he has improved a lot, is the same old Joker as before.
Steffie and I are still doing the odd bit of stitching , small pieces,
the 2 Cobies have given up stitching, but have other interest now.
like reading, knitting etc.
Dikkie (57 in July) her boy (man) friend finished with her, but she's got an other boy (man) friend now and
she seems quite happy with him.
we'll have to wait and see how that goes.
I've bought myself for my 75th birthday an Apple IPad 2, that thing takes up a lot of my time,
but it is a great piece of technology, I love it.
I spent Christmas last year in England with my friends Mavis (81) ,Alf (90 in September)
and their lovely children and their families.
Christmas itself was fabulous but after Christmas I fell ill with, here is what the doctors said
doctor no.1 kidney infection
doctor no.2 foodpoisening
doctor no.3 diverticulitis
anyway, I still have no idea what it was, but have been very ill ,lots of pain,
doctor no. 3 wantad me in the hospital, the day before I was due to go home, but, I put my foot down and said to him:
I"M GOING HOME !!!!
I've never been as happy to go home as that day.
nothing shocking has happened really, so I give it up for today.
I hope some of my friends will see that I'm back on board and I hope to be here more often.
but an old ladies life is a busy life.
April 11 - 2012
Bad news first thing this morning,
My friend Barb's mother died yesterday afternoon,
May she rest in peace.
the lady was in her nineties, and not really with us anymore,
I think it must be a relieve for Barb.
she was so sad at times.
God be with you Barb.
Ken and I an evening out with Tilly and Paul, very good dear friends (Amsterdam !)
Robert and Denise. my surogate son and daughter !!
Son and Daughter of My Blackburn friend, overhere after Ken died.
My very dear Blackburn(ENGLAND) friend !! (Mavis )
would you think she is 78 she looks very good.
This is Alf, Mavis her husband(I think he is 86, a very keen gardener.
Susan and Phil, the friends I met in North Carolina in April 2009
here is me having a word with HIM !!
Barb, my friend from Austalia ,
Susan's (NC usa) 3 grandbabies. Danica,Zach and Eliot
we started , with 8 friends, a DINERS club, we're going out dining to all sorts of restaurants, as long as it is foreign, Here we tried a Brand new Turkish restaurant in Lelystad.
Restaurant ROSE !!
excellent food and service.
beautiful interior, not in the turkish style though !!
names..................starting with the man in blue,
Jan, Henny (Widow), Steffie (jan's wife) big Cobi, Johan (Big Cobi's husband)
Tilly , littlle Coby (Widow), Paul (Tillies husband)
Coby and I june 2009
Tilly, Coby and I. june 2009
Thanks for looking !!