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Early Family History Stories

These early family history stories were written by Ine for the album that we presented to Mom and Dad for their 50th Wedding Anniversary. JOS OLDERS On a wintry day, just before Christmas, in fact, there was rejoicing in the town of Tegelen, in the province of Limburg. Peter Willem Hubert Olders and Anna Catharine… (read more)

The War Years

This year (2015), the Olders clan is celebrating our SIXTY YEARS IN CANADA anniversary. Sixty years ago Joseph and Gera, with their five children settled in Canada, in Scarborough, now part of Toronto. Joseph had arrived by himself two years before the rest of his family, as he was required to do, to find a… (read more)

Memories of Kerstmis in the Netherlands

Ine wrote: I remember the first Christmas tree I saw in our house in Tegelen. It was a real tree, with beautiful glass ornaments, all different colours and different shapes. The best part was the beautiful little white candles in their metal clip holders, lit for only a few minutes. Those lights, and the scent… (read more)