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A Few Friends and Family

my mother: Hertha (1916)

my mother: Hertha (1916)

my father: Jan
(deceased 1944)

my father: Jan
(deceased 1944)

my parents:
Jan was 6’4" and Hertha was 5’4"

my parents:
Jan was 6’4" and Hertha was 5’4"

Aunt Olga and Uncle Eugen, the bibliophile

Aunt Olga and Uncle Eugen, the bibliophile

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Papa, my mother and I,
Arizona, 1985; Papa passed away 1988.other: Hertha (1916)

Papa, my mother and I,
Arizona, 1985; Papa passed away 1988.

my brother: Hylco

my brother: Hylco

my sister: Monica

my sister: Monica

Hylco’s kids:
Hike and Aly with my dog Demitasse

Hylco’s kids:
Hike and Aly with my dog Demitasse


Aunt Olga (93), my mother (80), and I (58),
Vienna, August, 1996

Aunt Olga (93), my mother (80), and I (58),
Vienna, August, 1996


Monica, my mother, and I
with Monica’s dogs, Arizona, 2003.
Monica is married with a Dutch man;
they have no children.

Monica, my mother, and I
with Monica’s dogs, Arizona, 2003.
Monica is married with a Dutch man;
they have no children.

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1956: Carin and Loes (Louise) my classmates in The Hague. Carin is married, has children and grandchildren and lives in France. Loes is single and lives in Spain.

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My Vienna friends with whom I had a wonderful time. Frances, standing, from Boston, was a physicist, and Monica, from Australia, was an editor. Both worked for the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency). I am still in contact with Monica.

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Annette and Suzan, at her wedding, August 2008. I met mother and daughter in June, 1974, in Halkidiki, Greece.
I often visited the family in Holland.

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Luigi, we also met in Halkidiki, June, 1974; with Annette and her husband we had a great time. Luigi loved to dance.

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At train station in Vienna, 1975:
Aunt Olga, Luigi, Sister Monica and Papa.

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Spain: Ahmad and I with Persian friends at New Year’s Party, Casino Torrequebrada, Costa del Sol. Ahmad liked going to "shows."

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Puerto Banus,
Costa del Sol, Spain:
Ahmad and I at our favorite coffee shop.

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Spain: Ahmad’s favorite Cousin Homa in black dress with very nice friends who now live in L.A. Homa spends her time between Paris and Tehran.

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My Viennese "Family" – Günther and Brigitte. I know Günther since he was a teenager. He and his wife took wonderful care of Aunt Olga when I was away. This picture was taken by Martin, their son, at the Gloriette of Schönbrunn near Vienna in 2001. View of the city in the background. We email every week.

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Little Me in Turkey, September 1988. This photo was taken by Betty (Gordon) Boyd, my fairy, with whom I still correspond. (Inset) It is Betty’s photo of me that reminded me constantly to continue doing research on Stone Age foodstuffs and finish my Neolithic Culinary Delights.