Grandma and Grandpa Vanderbeek were so unique. My Grandma Nellie was the consummate Grandma. She was short probably 5 ft 2 inches and just as wide. She was Irish by lineage and had a temper at times to go with it. But she was so good to me. And I loved her so much that there was never any question my first born daughter would be called Nellie. Grandpa is of Dutch lineage from the 1600's. He had a twinkle in his eye that was such a great blessing. But there were many times when he would be the stern grandpa that scared me too! He could do and fix anything from houses to cars etc.
|Millie and I with our dear friends Dixie and Joe Bowler|