Published: September 12th 2012September 12th 2012
Jaap now has a large garden we visited. We also saw the last house Grandpa lived in with his parents before leaving for America. I found out our connection to Jaap. His grandfather (also Jaap) and our great-grandfather (Gerrit) were brothers. It seems all relatives here have a Ton, Gerrit, Case, Marie, etc.
We had a Chinese meal in Numansdorp before they drove us back to our hotel. No rice, quite a bit of seafood as well as meat, fruit, veggies served as a buffet which included a wonderful ice cream bar to conclude the meal. He took back roads back, and encountered some closed roads. A 30 minute drive became an hour long, but we did get to see Strijnes, where Grandpa and his no good friend Leonard got caught out on the lighthouse tower when the tide came in. He tells this story in his "A glimpse of life in Holland."
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