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Pieter de Goede, Alkmaar 1889 - Amsterdam 1983

 
Pieter de Goede, Alkmaar 1889 - Amsterdam 1983

My handsome great grandfather, also probably on his wedding day. He was like a father to his bastard grandsons. They lived with him for a couple of years in the wooden house behind the fire station on the Marnixstraat in Amsterdam. He was the caretaker for the veterinarian. 
My great grandfather was a gentleman. He smoked a pipe. When I kissed him, I would smell the sweet tobacco in his white moustache.  I met him when he was already very old. He mumbled a little. Like with my great grandmother, we didn't talk much, but we smiled a lot at each other.

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