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#1 posted 12-21-2015 10:56 PM
Don’t they hurt your feet. My shoe size 14. That’s a pretty ornament, nice.
-- Ed Port Republic
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#2 posted 12-21-2015 11:11 PM
Merry Christmas Jan.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/
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#3 posted 12-22-2015 12:48 AM
LOL …..nice ornament. And a very merry Christmas to you and yours also.
As a note: My mother came from Amsterdam and told me she never seen or heard of wooden shoes until she came to Canada in 1930.
-- Brian, Ontario Canada,
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#4 posted 12-22-2015 07:52 AM
That’s a beautiful very traditional Dutch style addition to your Christmas tree Jan….We have a real 9ft tree in our lounge room this year with a heap of decorations and lights…the grandsons are in awe of it…Have a Blessed Christmas with family & friends…Keep warm up north…
-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie
#5 posted 12-22-2015 12:54 PM
Edwin I myself have bigger ones
Thanks Brian You will find a lot of wooden shoes now a days in Amsterdam but only as a souvenir, everyone wears normal shoes, and this has been for a long time so that the reason your mother didn’i know about it.
Thanks crowie I’m sorry it isn’t my tree. The picture is from the internet…......alibaba :)
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#6 posted 12-22-2015 03:19 PM
-- Bruce, Boise, ID
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#7 posted 12-22-2015 03:45 PM
That is a beauty. Merry Christmas to you also.
helluvawreck aka Charleshttp://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com
-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau
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#8 posted 12-22-2015 04:57 PM
Merry Christmas to you as well. I hope Santa is extra good to you this year.
-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."
#9 posted 12-22-2015 05:40 PM
Thanks Bruce,Charles and Ron
I don,t get anything from Santa. In Holland a lot of people get something from Sint Nikolaas. He is one of the sources of the popular Christmas icon of Santa Claus
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#10 posted 12-22-2015 07:37 PM
fijne kerstdagen voor je ook Jan. Mag deze feestelijke periode gevuld zijn met vreugde en geluk voor u en uw gezin.
-- There are some things that money can't buy - Manners, morals and integrity
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#11 posted 12-22-2015 07:41 PM
-- You can tell a lot about your wife by her hands, for example if they are around your throat she's prolly pissed off at you...
#12 posted 12-22-2015 07:42 PM
Thanks George. Mooi nederlands. Voor mij is kerst het begin van pasen.
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#13 posted 12-22-2015 08:10 PM
That is a beautiful ornament Jan. I, like most everyone else, always associated wooden shoes with Holland, but I found out after moving here that they are also traditional in Norway and Sweden. People who made wooden shoes travelled around from farm to farm to custom make wooden shoes for all the members of family and others living on a farm, usually about once a year. In fact wooden shoes have been very popular here and in Sweden until just the past few years. The modern version was wooden soles with leather on top, but the soles are now mostly composite materials and no wood in them.
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.
#14 posted 12-22-2015 08:39 PM
Nice story Mike. Here in Holland the modern version wooden soles (or composite materials) with leather on the top is called Swedish clogs.
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#15 posted 12-27-2015 02:24 PM
A belated Merry Christmas to you and yours Dutchy.
-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com
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