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Piet Warmerdam was for the last time online at MSW at 4 September.

Normaly he is online everyday so Anja and myself and Jan are a little worried.

Is there someone who has hear from him are can call him?

Or living close to him?

Netherlands is a little bit to far to bring him a visit.

 

Sjors

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Sjors, I recall him posting some time back that he might be offline for a bit but I can't seem to find the post in any of his logs.  I too was concerned that he has not logged in in some time.  Unfortunately, I'm in New York, too far from Florida

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I sent him an email. I don't have a phone number for him, and besides the time would not be good. It's almost midnight there. Sorry that's the best I could do.

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I too have my fingers crossed, Lou.  I did some "creative" googling...  Petrus is his first name and then I got his phone.  I'm 4 hours behind you east coasties...and have a few errands to run in the morning.  Hopefully, I'll have some time tomorrow  later in the day to call. 

 

I'll check here to see if anyone called before I try.

 

Edit... I had posted his full name and thought better of it.  But if you know his city, you can find it.

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I will be able to call him fairly early Mark. I get up at 6 our time 9 his time. Unless someone calls him from the east coast first. The home phone seems to be an OK  area code the cells come back as Pittsburg PA. but that is where one of his daughters lives.

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Called and left a message Right name and address but no guarantee it is the right phone number though.

Edited by lmagna

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Just a quick note

 

Piet returned my call just as he and I needed to go out the door for "Duties" I was not able to talk to him long as i was getting "The look" from the other half between looks at her watch!

 

Suffice to say he is OK and still going strong and only suffering from not enough hours in the day. I'm sure he will be here soon and bring some joy to all of us.

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6 hours ago, Sjors said:

don’t know what time difference we have

Sjors, just for your reference you are +6 hours ahead of east coast US (incl Florida) - 4:00 here = 10:00 in Amsterdam.

 

Glad Piet is okay.  Thanks, Lou.

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The only problems with all the "Thanks Lou" replies is we should thank MARK. He was the one who bothered to look up Piet's phone#. All I did at first was send him an email, (that he did respond to later today as well). I didn't think of looking up his phone number. :huh:

 

He was the one who suffered though As when I got back home and had more time to talk I called him back and like a fool he answered! I don't think he will make THAT mistake again!

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Thank you all for your concern over little old me.  I am truly deeply touched and appreciate it very much.  This truly is a unique organization, there is none other like it.  I consider all part of my family, so again my heartfelt thanks to you all. 

I had a very nice chat with Lou after he came back from whatever he and his wife had to do. Thanks Lou it was a great diversion for me. 

Yes indeed, physically and mentally Gwen and I are doing quite well but there are a few things going on that keeps me away from the workbench.  Carl also send me a PM and I mentioned that we are okay, just tied up for a while.

The last few weeks have been rather difficult for me, emotionally.  I got in touch with a young lady in the Netherlands via Boris Mulenko in Russia, the fellow who made the model for Hr. Ms. Java I build.  In any case, this young lady happens to be the grand niece of the Commander of the "Java" he and my father served on and lost their lives.  She has been doing research for the last 2 years and came across my name right here on MSW.  She went through my entire build log of the "Java" and Boris e-mailed her my personal e-mail address.  

Building the model was already emotionally trying and now I am helping her with more information about what I know of the final hours of our close relatives.  

All this is effecting me more then I figured but I am very happy to be able in helping this young lady in closing many gaps in her quest for answers.  She has made a few contacts in Holland that can perhaps add some more info on her Great Uncle as well as my father and Gwen's father. My father had a daily close working relationship with the Commander on board the "Java" due to his additional function as Chef D`Equipage.  From what I remember my father relating some of these things I could now tell Bernadette van Straelen, my new found lady friend, which made her very happy.

 

So my friends, accept my apologies for staying away so long without a note.  As soon as I see an hour or so you can rest assured I'll log in and admire your handy work.

 

Cheers, Piet, the Flying Dutchman. 

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Thanks for taking the time to check in Piet.

 

I was wondering how the contacts were going with the lady. I hope she has been able to fill in some of your gaps in knowledge as well.

 

Take care ane be well.

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Piet, glad to read how things are working out for you.  You and Gwen stay well.

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Thanks fellows for your kind thoughts.  My contact with Ms. van Straelen is a joy on the one hand but a real emotional merry go-around.  She being in Holland has more chances meeting people with connections and through them she'll be getting me in touch with those.  It may not clear up many questions we have mainly because not much is really known about what happened during the final hours of the battle in the Java Sea.  The one question she has is, how did her Great uncle die.  He did get get off the ship and was helped onto a small raft but was never seen again.  I have a pretty good idea but am very hesitant to reveal my thoughts on it. 

Yes, all this probing and reading all kinds of reports and my own analysis of the sinking of Hr. Ms. Java does effect me more then I figured.

Hope y'all understand.

 

Cheers,

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