Tag Archives: Dutch

Book review: The poetry of Kin Types

Kin Types by Luanne Castle My rating: 4 of 5 stars I don’t normally read poetry, but as a follower of Luanne Castle’s blogs where I have enjoyed her writing and her thoughts on genealogy immensely, I decided to take … Continue reading

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Opa Zegjes: The Sayings of My Anglo-Canadian Father

One summer in the early 1980s my teenage Dutch cousin, Frits, came to stay with us in Canada for several weeks. Sitting around the dinner table at my uncle’s house in Vancouver before we saw him off  back to Rotterdam, he … Continue reading

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Spreek ik Nederlands?

More and more I’ve regretted not picking up my Dutch family’s language of origin. Although I’ve always had an ear for the Dutch language and can sometimes catch the gist of conversations due to the fact I heard much of it … Continue reading

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