I met Diny, Menno and their daughter, Sylke while vacationing in Aruba a few years ago. One year, I even met her Dad who was such a sweet man. Although he has since passed on, he spoke to us about gardening and shared many stories with us from his younger days. We laughed and smiled a lot!
For the most part, they are in Aruba the same weeks we are. They, too, have a time share and it is so wonderful when I see them, that I get all teary eyed! They are such wonderful company.
This past May, when they came to the states, before heading to their home in Florida, they came and stayed here in the Hollow for several days. It was so nice to have such warm, dear friends share their time here. Both of them really like my small coffee maker and the coffee it made!
Diny continues to work for KLM (airline) and Menno is not only a professional photographer but also a radio personality! Yep, a "DJ!" Boy, he has some stories of when he used to broadcast from a ship. He was what you call a "pirate" because it was not permitted at that time.
Although they have given me numerous gifts, the best gift of all is their friendship.