Thursday, March 24 “Fleetwood III” ?

Written by Jack van Ommen on March 24th, 2022

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So say a prayer, or, for the few unbelievers, keep your fingers crossed that I’ll soon have my own roof over my head again for the next 15 years. I promise, no more shipwrecks. I learn the hardway. The Dutch saying is: “Een ezel stoot zich in’t gemeen geen twee keer aan de zelfde steen” (A donkey usually does not stumble twice on the same rock). Mine go in threes, X’s and Wrex’s. But my good news is tempered with the reality that these next 15 years may turn out to become a repeat of the first 15 years of my life, from 1937 to 1952, with another tyrant and destruction and a passive, clueless following enabling another genocide.

I have enjoyed my stay with my oldest daughter, Lisa, since my flight from Cuba, here in the Pacific North West. Yesterday, my granddaughter Corrine joined us here, with my #4 great-grandchild Spencer. They flew in for a short visit from Scotland. I look forward to spending the summer in Europe, probably cross the North Sea to Scotland, through the Caledonian Canal, to meet up with Corrine and family. Some of you may have met Corrine in Amsterdam in 2012/2013 when I was there moored at the Watersport Vereniging “De Schinkel”. She finished her Pacific Lutheran University studies at the UVA and then moved to Belgium where her Scottish fiancee finished his masters degree at the University of Louvain in 2014.

I also plan to make a train trip to Paris, in the first week of May to find a home for the 26 foot “Cormorant” sailboat as advertised in my blog: https://cometosea.us/?p=7325 If anyone is interested in this boat let me know and we can try put this together.

Time flies, the masks here went off on the 11th. So, it is now easier to get together with my old friends here. I hope to make some more appointments. Before the 20th of April. I am looking forward to the culmination of this pre-Easter season with my family and friends in the N.W.

It has been cold and rainy this month in the Nortwest but Spring is in the air. This picture is of the backyards of the street Lisa lives on in Federal Way, Wa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I wish everyone a meaningful and happy feast of the Resurrection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Comments so far ↓

  1. Erik Larsen says:

    Hi Jack. The prospective F/W III sounds good.
    I may take Elsa out to view the Blakely Rock Race on the 9th. My brother and I used to race it a few decades ago.

    Good luck to us all re Ukraine.

  2. Hello Erik, I believe I did that race on Fleetwood in the eighties. I am bad luck near rocks, my initials vO on the Rocks…..

  3. Cees says:

    Jack we are very glad that you want to visit and stay at the schinkel, pls Ctc me via e-mail so that we can make arrangements,
    Cees

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