The family had a grand birthday party at Oude Nektar last Sunday.
Three of Mutti's first four, (of seven), children share the same birthday - 26 November.
Wilbert, Mutti's first, is no longer with us but he was definitely in all our thoughts.
All six sibs and most of their spouses were there and a small selection of Mutti's numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
It was pouring with rain on Sunday - but the climbing roses didn't mind at all
The Oude Nektar Dam
The cormorants, dabchicks and Egyptian Goose pair with their freshly hatched brood had no objections to the rain
Sibs and spouses in the cottage next to the dam
Thats Chiara hiding under the gorgeous locks
Ziska, John, Gigi, Miki, Sybe, Susse, Daumchen, Midori, Hans-Peter and Hans
The happy family
Miki the story teller and Gigi the listener
Daumchen, the saint
Susse, the sceptic ...
Midori with glowing halo
Maybe the bottle has something to do with it!
Naa.. - she's teetotal !
Fred and Rina
These leftovers are especially for you!
Daumchen's Pflaumen jelly
The end ...
But not quite - look what I found
Lorraine Farm, Stellenbosch - Christmas Eve, 1999
To Mutti, Wilbert and Irmgard, and all those of you around the world and who were not able to share the day with us at Oude Nektar - you were all in our thoughts
Best wishes to you and your families and hope this post brings back happy memories