48 years ago, my maternal grandfather Joannes Franciscus Neukermans (Okegem, December 24 1886 - Aalst, July 1 1961) passed away in Our Lady's hospital in Aalst.

Please read my post "Peter Okegem" published this time last year.

Sweet memories of days long gone ... and of holidays spent with them.

A picture of my maternal grandparents with three of their grandchildren in their garden in Okegem in the late 1940's. Their house and barn (long since demolished) are in the background to the right.

My grandparents had four more grandchildren, one of which was born some months before the death of my grandmother in September 1949 ; the others were born in the early fifties.

I am older now than my grandparents were in that picture ...

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