in the hope that I would not understand, but I soon found out what this was all about.
One of the boyfriends had a sports car and when To went with him for a ride and they had to pass our house, she would crouch down on the floor of the
car, for fear that Moe might see her. All these things came out later, when we laughed about it.
To also played the piano quite well, she had a good ear for music and a flair for playing. Every time a new hit came out, she could play it.
At the back of our house in Diemen were paddocks with cows, and sometimes a few sheep. The farmer next door was called Zytveld and I remember going with Moe and To to visit there once. We were received by the farmer's wife (boerin) who was still wearing the typical dress with lace cap and gold ear casques. We drank coffee in the front room which was clearly only used for special occasions. The windows had shutters outside and blinds on the inside which were half drawn and made the room rather dark. A big Bible had pride of place on the table. I remember feeling uncomfortable.
Pa enjoyed working in the garden and Moe had to salt down the beans and andyvie (endive) he grew. I remember him as a very quiet man, and in my eyes he knew the answers to all questions. He was never too tired to play with me, do card tricks, play board games, etc.