Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Flapper Dayz

Recently my hub's cousin in The Netherlands sent us this really old silent movie from Just click on this:

If you have a chance, take a look. It is of the main shopping street of Hengelo, The Netherlands in 1923.

My mother-in-law's family had two shops on that street. The first shop you see is a butcher shop. That was run by her oldest sister and brother-in-law. You can see her sister standing in the window.

Later on around 9 minutes or so, you can see a green grocer (veggies), and that was owned and run by my mother-in-law's mother and father. Her mother was an independent lady in the time, since she visited the vegetable auctions several times a week and did the buying for the shop.

The truck that you see around this time in the movie was their truck and driven by Oma's brother.

If we had just gotten this a little over a year ago, she could have told us everything about this movie. But I understand that the movie wasn't even released until January 2012.

It is a silly movie, but great to see what shopping was like when Oma was around 8 years old. (She passed away last May 2011 at the age of 96.) We looked at the movie numerous times hoping to see a little Oma running down the street. No luck! Enjoy.

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