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My close friends, the Jaarclub

By Niels Lameijer on Mar 05, 2010 at 12:00 AM in My Life

 

Yesterday was another rainy day here in Southern California; the perfect day to sip tea, eat a brownie or two and organize some old photo's.

Opening one of the tubs I brought from the Netherlands, I came across an album I made years ago from a trip to Norway with my "jaarclub." My "jaarclub" is close group of 12 friends, we all met at University and have stayed in touch ever since we "officially" became a Jaarclub 1994. Reading back the stories everybody wrote, about our journey through the Norwegian high-country, I laughed out loud several times.

I am so blessed to have been part of this group for so many years. Many of my jaarclub-friends have visited me here in the U.S., some even attended my wedding in Tahoe.

Jaarclub 2010

In my last trip to Holland I got to see most all of them, and it is so great that even though we all have changed into successful careerand family men, when we are together it seems like no time has passed. After about 5 minutes  the first jokes are cracked and it's just like "the good old days."