The Picture from Ester

My heart started ticking normal again after the contact with Ester, for as much as I can speak of normal, since mine is called a failing heart. What a pleasant surprise to hear from her and that just after Sinterklaas. for the one's that don't know Ester, she is the daughter of one of the four girls of which aunt Lum (tante Lumke) said that they were extraordinarily beautiful. The names of these lovely women are Sjoerdje, Aukje, Rinskje,and Lumke. Aukje Smid married Tjipke Lammert de Wit in 1968.

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They got Tineke in 1969; Eduard in 1971, and Ester in1978. ester is the one who sent this photo of pake Fokke and beppe Aukje with all their children and spouses. The photo was taken in the fall of 1930. Ester married an Eijzinga, and that name brought right away memories into my mind.

My daughters were friends with a fella of that name, I think his first name was Pete. He dated a friend of my daughters Janice 1957, and Debbie 1959, but as relations go sometimes, they became stale, so, Pete and his girlfriend decided to part for a few month and see from there. He drove a fast muscle car and decided to take off to see something of this immense country Canada. My son Len, 1961, went with him as they drove alternately, making it all the way to Quebec and back, but the lovers were not able to re-candle the flame again and went each their own ways. I have three daughters, as Jacki 1965, was the last one. Len died in a car accident in 1979.

Starting at the very top, the baby is  Fokke Smid,  held by my uncle  Jan  next to his wife  Roelfje , and next to her my  uncle Roelof.   Next row down I take everyone except my pake and beppe and three children  From left to right  uncle Daniel,  uncle Sipke and Annigje ,in front of them  uncle Bertus , next to Annigje  Geertje and uncle Anne ,  Jan Houtstra  somewhat in front with  tante Lumke,  behind and between Lumke and Jan my heit  Hendrik  and mem  Jacobje Roelevink  with the white color, to the left of my mem  tante Elske and uncle Bernardus .  In front of pake the youngest child of tante Lumke  Fokke,  with  Johannes  in front,  Riek  leans against beppe. The last three are children of tante Lumke.

Starting at the very top, the baby is Fokke Smid, held by my uncle Jan next to his wife Roelfje, and next to her my uncle Roelof.

Next row down I take everyone except my pake and beppe and three children

From left to right uncle Daniel,uncle Sipke and Annigje,in front of them uncle Bertus, next to Annigje Geertje and uncle Anne, Jan Houtstra somewhat in front with tante Lumke, behind and between Lumke and Jan my heit Hendrik and mem Jacobje Roelevink with the white color, to the left of my mem tante Elske and uncle Bernardus.

In front of pake the youngest child of tante Lumke Fokke, with Johannes in front, Riek leans against beppe. The last three are children of tante Lumke.

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So far you have missed one and that is me. my mother was pregnant with me, seeing that it is past harvest time (leaves are gone of the trees) say October, than mem is two months 'in blijde verwaching' of me.