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(You can get there by jumping or biking )
At this family site you will find e-mail addresses, birthdays and hot news and also a summary of the latest issues of the family paper "De Appel". Hopefully these will provide a pointer to any items that may be of interest and it may encourage you to ask for more specific information either through Mies, from the editor of De Appel or from the authors themselves.
The editors of De Appel
The future of the Appelsites
Since March 2000 there is an internetsite available to the Gieles-Groenewegen family as an alternative means of mutual communication. Experience with this site so far has not always been satisfying: registration of the number of visitors has shown that this number is far less than expected. Often, messages placed on the site, were even not noticed at all by many family members. Obviously, a site is not the most suitable medium to spread messages among a group of people.
In this context I am planning to discontinue the Latest News section of
the Applesites, which anyhow has already suffered great delay due to my
Things are slightly different as far as the documentation of family
data is concerned. A site, as a central point where basic family data are
stored and kept updated and which is easily accessible for all the family,
forms a valuable asset for everyone concerned. That is why I do intent to
continue updating and publication of family data in the near
The Photo Gallery has been one of the most successful parts of the Applesites. Also there the interest is moderate. Several family members have published their own photo gallery and have made it accessible via the Applesites. For everyone, who has not yet mastered this art, the Applesite will remain available for some time to come.
On the other end the circulation of e-mail messages has proven to be
very effective in bringing new messages to the attention of many people.
Obviously the own mailbox is much easier accessed and consulted than a
site, which has to be looked up and actively approached.
* Preparations for the Apple party - Editor 2 * 50 years is half a century - Corrie 4 * My / Our history - Ton Versteegen 5 * Kooij happenings - MariŽl 6 * Animal Farm - Sandra 8 * INTERLUDE: Family parties 1989 and 1993 - Editor 9 * A day from the life of - Monique Versteegen 12 * Without satellite it does not work - Joost 13 * Public Health System, submitted by - Joost 14 * Contributions from - Crista en Cathelijn 15 * The Verdenius family - Carin 16 * Brief messages: 17 - Service Report, submitted by - Paul Koot 18 - Sixty years of marriage, a song by - Lenne 18 - Dreamhouse in Portugal - Winy 19 - From six to twelve - Wim 19 - Journalistic Bloopers - From: Onze Taal 20
* Merry Christmas - Happy New Year - Editor 1 * The future of the Applesites - Jan 2 * The family of Mies and Lou - How quickly my life has changed - Mies Soet-Gieles 4 - Like a fairy tale - Miriam Sullivan- Soet 4 * INTERLUDE: Family party in 1981 - Editor 5 * The familie of Mies and Lou (Cont'd) - An overview of my families world - Sylvia Compton-Soet 8 - A big, warm hello - Miriam Soet-Doroghy 9 - About me and my dance group - Tiana Soet 11 * From six to twelve - Wim Schalke 11 * Journalistic Bloopers - From: Onze Taal 12
* Memorial Everard and Cor Gieles-Groenewegen - Editor 2 * De family of Ton and Thea - De Appel ten years old - Thea 3 - Working for the EEC - Ton G. 3 - A busy doctors family - Arthur 4 - Dogs on moorland - Ton G 5 - Strange boys those Liwwarders - Stephanie 6 - Talking fences - Stephanie 7 - After 35 years: Grandpa Seedlet - Thea 8 * From six to twelve - Wim 8 * De family of Lenne and Hen - Leaving a nice place - Lenne 9 - A landmark, a new start - Hen Straver 10 - School and family - Guido 11 - Being right and surrender - Maaike Breuer 12 - Living together in two houses - Tijs Breuer 13 * Brief Messages - Learning English, by Gitty van Vliet-Schuyt - Editor 16 - Visit to Europe by Miriam and children - Miriam 17 - The Okeanos in Heusden, newspaper-report about - Koos & Annie 18 - Journalistic Bloopers - From: Onze Taal 18
|On page 2 of "De Appel" issue 24 the editor writes:|
Bring new life to our Photo Gallery - a Call for Pictures
In the "About this Site" section of the Applesite we explain why we
want to retain an Applesite in addition to the printed version. One of the
reasons relates to the use of family photos as a means of communication.
There is no need to doubt the effectiveness of this. If you witness how
enthusiastically we show each other our latest photos at a birthday then
it is obvious how powerful photos are as a tool for communicating. We now
have sufficient space on the site to continue, after the birthday get
togethers, the conversation stimulated by the photos.
What are the opportunities? The existing Photo Gallery is a start but requires more submissions, more updating, more variation, more vitality.
The emphasis in the Appel is on the text with the occasional photo. That is chat with photos. The Photo Gallery places the stress much more on the images. That is photos with chat. Each family only has a turn to write in De Appel once every two years. The Photo Gallery is always 'open' and can reflect current events more quickly.
In every family events happen that are suitable for photography: births, weddings, celebrations, birthdays, bike rides, days out, holidays etc. Basically too many to specify. If we give such events a title, put a few illustrative photos together and write a couple of lines of explanation then we quickly develop a mini-series that will be appreciated by others and can find its place on our sites.
We therefore appeal to all creative spirits to produce mini-series of their family life with captions included. They may send the various parts to the Webmaster and he will ensure that they are appropriately placed on the web site.
of Gerrie and Jan
and Lou at|
Peter and Holley's place
on holiday in Cuba
|Visit of Maaike
to Gemma and John
John, Gemma and David
|Two years on
by David Daly
Henny and Ad
and Ida Groenewegen
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