Tilburg, 12 dec 1997.
Dear Geoffrey and Nancy,
Nelly and I always feel happy to receive the Christmas greetings and read
both of you are in good health. In your age - and even in our age (72!) we must
be greatful and thank our Lord for his goodness.
In August, this year, I was in Oploo and spoke several hours with my
neighbour-friend living next door. He told me following story.
"It was in 1943 and at your father's house" (our home where you was too)
"were two British pilots brought in here by ?? They had to wait for the Germans
to go to prison. A old car came - two "Germans" entered our house and took the
two pilots with them in the car. When they tried to drive away, the car did not
start! My father" (the father of my friend) "was asked to help to push the car.
He refused!! Then my father told him - "Please help - these are no
Germans!" A few minutes later the car drove away.
About half an hour later a car came with two Germans to our house to arrest
My father said "Sorry, they are already arrested half an hour ago by two
German officers!!" this were - you understand already - underground people!"
I was proud to hear this story after so many years. That's enough for this
Best wishes for 1998 and "will we make 2000"? you asked us!
We hope so.
God bless you both!
Our love, Nelly and John.