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Cleaning up old pictures, it appeared I’m celebrating a centennial in Irish setters.

Fifty years ago me (around four years) and my brother Wim emptied our saving boxes and bought Rex. His mischief inspired me to write as a kid plus making pictures, books are still there. That is why I have to thank my Irish setters because that inspiration lead to my daily bread (reporter now editor) lifelong plus interest for their history teacher of –under more- history (never done too boring).

Idea is to celebrate this centennial by scanning pictures around themes. I’d like to know what you would appreciate before scanning. Like Rex and his many folowups, hunting, falconry, trials, shows, trips, favorite Irish in my youth (snapshots Hartsbourne, O’Cuchulain), kids & setters etc. You name I’ll scan it, add to personal page in a few off hours in weekends per theme you mention. Makes partying together!

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Comment by ursula wilby on February 5, 2009 at 7:59am
Great photo! Are you the stern-looking one standing in the background?
And happy centennial to you Henk!!!!!!!!!
Comment by Dee Rance on February 5, 2009 at 9:45am
I thought that must be you in the background so intent and stern-looking so serious, but at that age saving money for your first dog, well that is to be commended.......a good work ethic for the future....I am sure it has held you in great stead.....
And happy Centennial Henk....
Comment by Carmel Murphy on February 5, 2009 at 11:44am
Lovely photo! Nice bit of feathering on Rex ;o))) Enjoy the celebrations! Look forward to more photos!!
Comment by Sharyn Latchford on February 5, 2009 at 1:45pm
Looking forward to your photos, what a lovely looking boy Rex was.......Happy Centennial to you Henk..

Comment by Laura Kolbach on February 5, 2009 at 2:40pm
wow Henk! honestly said I would love to see a photo of you showing a setter ;-))) but all kinds of pictures are welcome, beautiful old photos with lots of your memories behind. maybe you can write some sentences to each one, so we also know! looking forward to them!
Comment by Myra Thomas-Rhodes on February 5, 2009 at 8:11pm
Falconry and Irish Setter snapshots would be great, please, Henk! many happy memories, I am sure.
Comment by Yvonne Joerling on February 5, 2009 at 11:23pm
Happy centennial !! Hoping to see more photos :-))
Comment by Anna Kazimierowicz on February 6, 2009 at 11:27am
Many Happy Next Years with Setters, Henk!!!
For me all shots will be interested!!! Maybe you can add new albums on your site here or put the photos on forum with your new treats.
Comment by Henk ten Klooster on February 6, 2009 at 4:08pm

Thanks Ursula, Dee, Carmel, Camilla, Sharyn, Laura, Myra, Yvonne and Anna for your warm words. Sorry for not being able timewise to respond on your personal pages. But any wishes will come true, promise!

Yes Ursula it was the stern looking one. Guess it shows not liking to be "caged" by a photographer.

Laura your words made me smile (thanks). So specially for you one attached. its Hartsbourne Ashley being stacked. A young boy is running away - bit bored maybe. He's my son Marco now heading for Honduras. So a symbol for life: its too short to stick to stacking only:-))) Thats my lifestory in a nutshell.
Comment by Carmel Murphy on February 6, 2009 at 4:28pm
Lovely dog! Not sure about his handler!! Probably would be better hunter!!;o))))


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