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Flag of Netherlands  , Noord-Brabant,
Thursday, July 17, 2008

Tante Welmoed and I took the train from Geldrop to Deventer.  We rented bikes at the station and Welmoed gave me a family history tour of the area.

We started in downtown Deventer at the Waag where I took the picture of the pot on the side of the building.  As a child, I was told that this is where they boiled kids who were naughty!  Several streets in the center of town are closed to traffic and lined with interesting shops. 
At the corner of the Niewstraat and Kuiper, Welmoed showed me the building where my father was born.  My grandparents rented an apartment above the shop in this buiding.I pointed out to my aunt that my dad's first wife was called Kuiper! 

From there we headed out of the center and towards the cemetery just outside of town.  Along the way, we passed the house where my great grandparents lived,  We also passed the mental hospital where both my great grandmother and my grandmother had sent time long ago.  Makes me sonder about genetics...could explain a lot!
We visited my parents' grave first, and then went on to find other family members.
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