Saturday, March 30, 2013


Saturday, 30-March-2013 - Veghel - Marij and I were married 36 years ago today. Grandma (Margaret) Ulbricht gave this painting to us when we visited her on our honeymoon.  It hangs above our bed.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

De Heische Tip--Uden Volleyball Champion

Wednesday, 20-March-2013 - Uden - De Heische Tip (photo) won their final match and also the Mens Pool C Championship in the Uden Winter Evening Volleyball competition.  Frank and I were there for Marc's Bar-BQ to referee the following match. pics (5)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Fun-on-Wheels Family Day in Boekel

Sunday, 17-March-2013 - Boekel - Annie and Tonnie Smits celebrated Tonnie's 60th birthday by hosting the Fun-on-Wheels Family Day at their home in Boekel.  Strange Sympathy live music, sumo wrestling, and a barbecue helped make this a day to remember. pics (182)
strange sympathy rock metal--part 1 (34 sec)
strange sympathy rock metal--part 2 (51 sec)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Healthy Popular Trees Cut Down in Zijtaart

Thursday, 14-March-2013 - Gemert/Erp/Veghel/Zijtaart - On my way to Gemert, I enjoyed the tree-lined road.  I imagined how Veghel would look after trees were cut down to save money on maintenance.  On my way back home, I veered off to Zijtaart to see for myself (work had begun earlier this week).  To my shock, healthy 25-year old popular trees (populus canadensis) are being cut down in Zijtaart.  Under the right conditions, these trees can live to be 200 years old!  I saw unnecessary destruction of CO2 absorption capacity, habitat for birds and animals, and Brabant landscape. I'll be contacting Theo Lemmers, Veghel Public Space Management for his explanation.  In the meantime, I put my thoughts down here: What did you do today?
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