Eekt (Elburg) - Ossenzijl
The walled-in large stone has to do, according to our spokesman, with a period that salmon still was a common fish in the river IJssel. The text reads: ‘Als ‘t God behagt - Beter benit als beklagt’ (If it pleases the Lord – Better ??? than pitied).
The already mentioned spokesman, at least working inside the building and perhaps even owning it, had no idea about the meaning of the word ‘benit’. Nor have we. Schapensteeg translated, by the way, is sheep-alley.
A surprise on the 10th of April in Zwartsluis, where the majority of the women, although fashionable dressed, wears black, black stockings included (makes us think of Henry Ford!!). We spotted a white, yes white, bra, hanging from the outside-mirror of a car. What’s that? The text on the sticker, glued to the bra, reads: ‘Just like that.. from Zeeman.
(https://www.zeeman.com/nl/). A little surprise, just to let you know about our quality. Prefer an infant bodysuit, a pair of socks a t-shirt or a tea-towel? No problem. Change it in one of our shops into an article, no more expensive than this one.’ And so on. We did not steal the bra. The photographer does not wear them, not even secretly.
Seen from an outside cafe
When sitting on the only outside cafe of Genemuiden we noticed a well kept building with a sign saying ‘Office Grootburgerij. Session: 1st Wednesday every month from 8:00PM till 9:00PM’. That proved highly intriguing for us. What, on earth is the ‘Grootburgerij’?? Well, for the Dutch speaking: see https://www.gaellemuun.nl/nieuws/a/103/t/Uitbetaling-Grootburgerij-....html. It comes down to large pieces of land that where bequeathed to the burghers of Genemuiden. To be a ‘Grootburger’ one has to meet certain conditions, the most logical one being born in
Genemuiden – next to other...
The sign closer investigated
...pretty strict rules. The yearly revenues were distributed among the Grootburgers. It is an old habit but… in 1965 the Grootburgerij-assembly decided unanimously to sell the land (198 hectares - 489 acres) to the counsel for ƒ 1.020.000,00. After that managing land, a well-known terrain, changed into investing – a less-known area. On top of that the financial world collapsed more or less in 2008. As far as we understood there’s no, or minimal, revenue, so Genemuiden’s Groortburgers are deprived now of any income (from the Grootburgerij, that is). Maybe that will change in the future. It was a mere € 5,00 lately anyway…
Nie zo moeilijk als het zich laat aanzien... <br>‘Als ‘t Godt behagt - Beter benit als beklagt’<br>
"benit" = benijdt<br>
't Is nie zo moeilijk als het zich laat aanzien...
‘Als ‘t God behagt - Beter benit als beklagt’
"benit" (= benijt) = benijdt
'Dat had ik zelf kunnen bedenken' - maar deed het niet (IQ??). Dank je, Vranz.