This morning Opa Jansie passed away at around 11.34 in his apartment in Rehobot. Marco and I were both there.
Today I returned to the US after having coffee with Marco and Jansie this morning. It was quite the week. Similar to the late December trip to Holland, I wasn’t feeling well at all this week. I had to make a trip to the Dutch doctor who prescribed a course of antibiotics. Luckily today things were looking a little bit better.
Yesterday we visited Jansie at the Hoornsche Hoeve and fed the animals. We also had a pannekoek dinner bij het Mussennest.
The flight back to the US will be a long one as I’m flying through San Francisco. Monday is back to work and next Friday is the start of the summer break for Roos and Alex. Almost 12 weeks of no school coming up.
Yesterday evening the cousins, Marco and Annette arrived in Hattem. They are staying in a vacation home in the woods.
This morning we departed from Cologne. We stayed here just for the night on our way to Wapenveld / Zwolle. We went to visit Opa Jans first in his new apartment in Rehobot. He was happy to see us. When we were there for about 30 minutes, Ina Zwerus, her husband and son also came to visit my dad.
Since Roos was craving some “kroketten” we decided to go to a local snackbar for lunch. This wasn’t easy as it was “tweede Kerstdag” (second Christmas Day) and many stores are closed. We did however find a place in Hattem where they even had a Fristi. Roos’ favorite Dutch drink.
In the evening I went back to my dad. We had Christmas dinner together at Rehobot which consisted of “brood met kaas” en there was also “warme ragout”.