Monday, May 13, 2013

Dutch Birthday Calendars

I have very clear memories of my Oma Vandermolen's bathroom in Chilliwack.

I'm not entirely sure why a bathroom holds such strong memories for me but but two things stood out in my mind. . .

The lilac scented can of air freshener on the toilet tank (I found that unsettling because it meant my Oma acknowledged that sometimes poop was stinky. . .) and the Dutch birthday calendar that hung on the back door of the bathroom.

As a girl who has to read when ever and wherever possible, I appreciated both the pretty picture and the opportunity to catch up on who had a birthday that month.

 I thought she was a genius!

After all . . . how many times do you go to the bathroom a day? There would be no excuse when it came to remembering someone's birthday . . .

Mine for example. . .

In honor of my Oma (and my mother-in-law) I decided to put together a Dutch Birthday calendar of my own using some of the photo's I've taken over the past year.

dutch birthday calendar

dutch birthday calendar

If you would like to have one of these calendars on your bathroom door you're in luck! I will be selling them at my Plant Sale starting this Thursday for $12 each.

Now I'm off to hunt up a hammer and a nail to install one in my bathroom!

7 comments:

Nancy-Mom said...

Ha,ha, perfect Rosa, don't know either why these things hang in bathrooms but, like you say, probably cause we go there so often. We have one there as well marked up bigtime over the years with births and deaths noted of family and friends.

TBH said...

Say Rosa, if I send you $25, could you mail two to me in Ontario? I love them and mine is in sad repair.

rosa veldkamp said...

I certainly could. I would have to add the price of postage though. I could find out what it would be if you were still interested.

Chandra said...

Okay Aunt Thea, how on earth did you end up on my cousin's blog? :P Such a small world!

TBH said...

Ha ha Chandra, I can be found everywhere!!! Some days I don't get a lot of anything done...
Rosa, yes, pls. Once you have the total amount I'll send a cheque to your address, which you could email to theodora1950@gmail.com. Thanks!!

Evelyn Veldkamp said...

Love them! Great Idea! I think I may have to stop by tomorrow.

Tamara Jansen said...

I REMEMBER that calendar too! Funny what things stick in your mind over the years :)

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