Family Reunion in Holland

So, there is going to be a Zylstra family reunion in Holland next month. Alex and I had originally planned on going, but, due to unforeseen circumstances, we are unable to attend. This event is somewhat monumentous. It is a celebration of my paternal Grandfather, Hantje Zylstra.

He was killed on May 4, 1945 near his home in Bolsward, Friesland, the Netherlands.

This is the official invite. Now, I see where my father got his good looks.

Here is a brief history of my Grandfather. Apologies for the bad translation. My Dutch ain’t what it used to be.

This is a brief history of the events surrounding my grandfather’s involvement in WWII

Suffice to say, I am somewhat sad that I won’t be able to attend. There is still next year. Alex and I will be going back to Europe. This time for a longer visit and try to see more of Europe.

Published by Al Zylstra

a somewhat erudite wannabe writer with aspirations of not putting people to sleep with my prose....

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