Thursday, May 2, 2013

Ik Geef Je Een Roosje M'n Roosje...

"Ik geef je een roos elke dag..."  
(= a Dutch folk song: I give you a rose every day)

Yesterday I received these lovely orange roses from my husband, in honor of our new King. I also feel they are in honor of my now late step-grootmoeder (step-grandmother) who passed away yesterday at the most honorable age of 96....

I've only met her a few times, but she was always so lovely and so warm towards my children, who after all weren't even her biological great-grandchildren. Fais de beaux rêves, Grandmere!


  1. Beautiful flowers, what a sweet thoughtful man you have and I'm so sorry to hear about your loss....96 what a wonderful life!

  2. Prachtig stukje Marjan, lief van Gerald. Fijn dat je mooie herinneringen hebt aan je grandmere...

  3. That was a very nice gesture of your husband, I will tell my husband about the roses and hope he will give me some when our present King abdicates.....which won't happen and I won't get any roses....
    It was a very beautiful change of Queen/King&newQueen. What dresses they had and what fantastic jewellry they wore.
    96 years, that's a really good age and I hope she had a good life, too.

  4. Heb je heel de troonsopvolging kunnen meebeleven Marjan? Het was hier echt een geweldig oranje feest!!
    En wat ontzettend lief, maar ook geweldig toepasselijk die mooie oranje rozen van je Lief :) Sterkte met het overlijden van je stief-grootmoeder.. sommige mensen hoef je niet vaak te zien om te weten dat ze heel speciaal zijn! Groetjes!!

    1. Dat was heel mooi gezegd Stefanie! Dank je wel...

  5. So sorry to hear about your step-grandmother passing.
    And congrats on your new king...and your daughter turning 16 (obviously I'm a bit behind in reading blogs :)


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