Beautiful Roermond

Carnaval 2023

Hello, beautiful Roermond! Whew! I am still tired! Well not really – but this town throws quite a party! And I’m an introverted, quiet sort of old lady. There was a celebration here last year but I didn’t connect with it for some reason. This year, though, I thought it was important to get out…

Strangers at the door…

Hello, beautiful Roermond! It’s interesting, being an immigrant. I am old, short, and round – not tall and lean as are so many native Dutch. But I can pass, until I speak and reveal myself as a buitenlander. My family emigrated to the US from Ireland about 100 years before I was born. They were…

De Omwentelaars

Hello, beautiful Roermond! Have you heard of de Omwentelaars? It’s an organization of here in the Roermond area, made up of people who are committed to sustainability. They not only hope that the world can be a better place – they work to make it so. And they have fun in the process. Last year…

Poems and Poets

Hello, Beautiful Roermond! I like poetry. Of course I’m mostly familiar with poems in English, along with some in French and Spanish. These days, though, I’m reading poems in Dutch. My favorite writer just now is Hans Andreus, the pen-name of Johan Wilhelm van der Zant. Reading the work of Dutch poets is helping me…

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