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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #45 on: February 08, 2018, 02:00:05 PM »
Too "matchy-matchy". All those triangles would make it too busy.
Exactly my thinking, too.  It is perfect with the dot inlays.

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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #46 on: February 09, 2018, 11:09:14 AM »
Exactly my words, Uwe!

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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #47 on: February 09, 2018, 02:11:51 PM »
 :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

We should work together more as nations.

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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #48 on: February 15, 2018, 07:50:20 PM »
My daughter is moving to Amsterdam into the apartment of her Dutch friend, that is enough "work together more as nations" for me!  :mrgreen:

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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #49 on: February 15, 2018, 11:21:07 PM »
The same daughter that went to TAU?
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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #50 on: February 16, 2018, 02:46:17 AM »
You know that I'm always ready for coffee if you visit Amsterdam.

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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #51 on: February 16, 2018, 11:12:42 AM »
The same daughter that went to TAU?

Sure, the Dutchman in question was discovering his Jewish roots. Interesting story: When Germany invaded The Netherlands in 1940 the records of his grandmother (or great-grandmother) on the mother side were all of the sudden "lost" by the Dutch municipal authorities. Once they were recreated, everything was exactly as before - with one small difference: The religion bracket on her identity card was filled in with "Catholic" rather than "Jewish" which I'm sure must have been a clumsy oversight by that oaf of a public officer. Or he was a resistance hero that didn't talk much.



Not a practicing Jew in the first place, what granny was - incidentally, the Germans never came knocking - became lost in the mists of time: It hadn't been relevant before the war, it wasn't relevant after the war. Until some years ago, when the family secret was lifted and my likely future son-in-law found out about it. That's when he decided to take a trip to Israel (the necessary maternal lineage is there for him to be qualified as a Jew), and the rest is history as they say.

When I first met him in Tel Aviv in a street cafe, I introduced myself as

"Hi, I'm Uwe, my grandfather had his army training in The Netherlands in 1941, he always said he liked that period in his life better than the Eastern Front and 5 year Russian captivity that followed, and, yes, we still have a few surplus bikes from him in our cellar, want them back?"


My daughter rolled her eyes :rolleyes: and moaned "Papa!!!" under her breath, but he cracked up laughing and I think it broke some ice.  :mrgreen:
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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #52 on: February 16, 2018, 02:11:31 PM »
A bad day of playing bass is still better than a good day of playing cello.

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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #53 on: February 16, 2018, 03:14:32 PM »
I hoped to come across a bit more Woody Allen'esque than that with my introduction!  8)
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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #54 on: February 17, 2018, 10:04:09 AM »

"Hi, I'm Uwe, my grandfather had his army training in The Netherlands in 1941, he always said he liked that period in his life better than the Eastern Front and 5 year Russian captivity that followed, and, yes, we still have a few surplus bikes from him in our cellar, want them back?"


My daughter rolled her eyes :rolleyes: and moaned "Papa!!!" under her breath, but he cracked up laughing and I think it broke some ice.  :mrgreen:

 ;D ;D ;D A true dad you are Uwe!

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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #55 on: February 23, 2018, 12:01:03 PM »
Oh, is it WW2 jokes time already? :D
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