A heavenly Valentine

Valentine, oh Valentine

In the lunchtime, we sit in the sun with 

green tea, this February 14, 2021. and..

we think of.... February 14, 1951. Kiss.


We, Iris and I were engaged in the milk

bar Tokki in The Hague only ..70 yrs ago.

She went to Canada. I did army draft duty.


Iris came back to Holland to see what was

left of me after 2 1/4 in the army. A good

2 year pauze. Then we flew to Canada.


On February 14, people all around smiled 

looking very happy. How did they know

that we were engaged that regular day?


They explained.  It is Valentine Day, you

know....?  No, we didn't.  St Valentine is

not celebrated in Holland. Yes, it's GREAT.


Have a bright, sunny Valentine Day !  Wim




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07.09 | 19:54

Delightful. Contact, nice and gentle makes my Big Day.
Love you totally.

07.09 | 15:12

Whether blogs or books, your way with words is both whimsical and interesting. You are a delightful inspiration - please keep writing! Happy Birthday Dad 💝

04.05 | 10:09

Hello. I too would love a copy of the book. I spent many a happy afternoon and evening at Wim in my teens. It was a home away from home.

14.03 | 15:21

Where oh where or How do i buy the book ? i cannot find it :(

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