Next day..I crossed the German-Dutch border at Denekamp...
Dutch is my mother tongue..got picked up by some youngsters..
who drove towards Arnhem..all the way in 1 go..great..
Arnhem towards Nijmegen-Eindhoven was a piece of cake..
from Eindhoven it's about 45kms.to my village..via Valkenswaard..
reached home in the afternoon..my brother returned from work..
he told me the sad news..my grandfather had died 1 week earlier..
nobody knew where I was exactly..so they could not send a message..
my grandfather reached the blessed age of 91 years..
he died of natural causes..just old age..next day..went to pay..
my honours at his grave..he was a nice fellow...a real joker..
now..he was no more..I felt bit sad really..
i had to find some work to get money for my Africa trip..
it turned out..that a friend of my Dad wanted his house painted..
outer walls..doors..the whole thing..lots of work..and cash..
these days...one had to be careful..it was work in the black..
if they caught me with it..it meant a fine..damn system..uhuh??
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