Posts Tagged Netherlands

Soccer as religion

Posted 5 July 2010 by
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On June 25, 2010, the congregation at the Hervormde kerk (Reformed Church) of Godlinze, Groningen, Netherlands sang “Wij houden van oranje” (“We love Orange”), the Dutch Football Anthem. Considering what the Orange has done at the World Cup Games in South Africa, I do not think we can argue with success. After beating Brazil at soccer, what will the US do if the Netherlands declares war on us?

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You never know the meaning of a day to a person

Posted 10 May 2009 by
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For Mother’s Day, we visited my partner’s mother in Mount Vernon, Washington. While currently a Canadian citizen, she was born and raised in the province of Fryslân (Friesland) in the Netherlands. After World War 2, she immigrated to Canada with other relatives. Eventually, she ended up in the United States just one month before my […]

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