I think my sister roused me around 5:30 A.M. So that we could have breakfast (fresh bread, cheese, fruit and coffee of course) before catching our train from Womerveer to Amsterdam Centraal. Brenda does not have a car so our journeys were primarily by mass transit.
We hopped a tram headed for the Free University where Brenda had a speaking engagement before we could trot off to Delft.
It’s an unwritten rule in our family that early is on-time, on-time is late and late is unacceptable (Dad’s rule). Naturally we arrived a half hour before the missionaries. So we took those moments as a photo op for the Amsterdam skyline.
Brenda gave her lecture on drama in ministry and we had a photo opportunity with veteran missionaries George and Muriel Thomasen.
Once Brenda was finished it was back to Centraal and off to Delft!
Thank you for sharing more of your Netherlands time, Pastor J! I would be in so much trouble if I were a part of your family, as far as the time thing goes! 🙂 God bless you in a timely manner!!
Ahh I think you would get use to it Deb. It became a lifestyle for us. We just came to learn it live it and love it.
I almost hate to admit it, but that’s my time rule too!
Just curious was that something you came to Sis? Or like me did you grow up with it?
I’m thinkin’ I made the rule on my own–after too many embarrassments about showing up someplace “late” because my parents were inconsistent about being “on time”, and they were my drivers… So, I’m “early”–it cuts down on anxiety. (And I always carry a book with me, to wait out the on-time-late folks.)
I do the same thing!
I’ve never expressed it that way, but I also live by that time rule. If I am late, I’d rather not turn up at all.
Lovely pics as always.
Thank you. I have to admit I have been failing with this rule for the last few weeks. I am scheduling myself right out of early.