I remember them as elderly friends. Mr. and Mrs. Van den Bosh, went to our church. I can recall picking apricots from their fruit trees in the yard. I clearly remember their stone house, with a lush green yard; they also had cherry and apples trees too. Funny, I don’t have any memories of the inside of their house. When we were recently looking at family photos my mom commented several times the dresses my sisters and I wore were a gift from the couple. Mom said they occasionally babysat for us. What a treat that must have been for a young couple, working, farming and raising a quickly growing family, while living over an hour away from their own families.
I wonder why we didn’t see them as I grew older. My father was always so diligent about visiting people as they aged and were ill. Did they pass when I was young? Maybe they moved? I need to ask Mom at Easter.