Smokes your problems, coughs fresh air.

Notes about my family

It could be interesting to put some genealogical information here, if you’re into that sort of thing, which I am not.

Me and my siblings

Born Gender Given name
1974 Arwen Adinda
1976 Jorrit Jorik
1979 Ynske Ylonda
1982 Rowan Rodrik
1984 Myrna Marinda
1987 Laurelin Lucinda

The Duijm branch

My mother’s maiden name is Duijm. She decided to trade back my father for her maiden name after a tiresome marriage of some twenty years.

La Boucoule
100 ha. peace & space in the Haute-Provençe

La Boucoule is an old Provençal farm in the south of the Drôme. An aunt, Nora Roman, lives there together with Ewald Zimmermann, her two kids and some donkeys, dogs, cats, chickens and horses. The farm is located northern of the mont Ventoux.

I’ve spend quite some time there to help with eating, repairing, building and maintaining things.

‘t Weitje

‘t Weitje is Ton van der Linden and Klaartje Duijm. Their website has some information about their various activities: mostly education and language related.

The van der Molen branch

I got my surname, van der Molen, from my father, Popko Peter van der Molen.

If you’re interested in van der Molen’s in general, you might want to check out the Van der Molen’s Online Community.

Hugo van der Molen

Popko’s brother, Hugo van der Molen, has an extensive website with:


  1. justine stavris


    I am the grand niece of Jessie Beatrice Duijm who was married to Tjeerd Duijm your grandfather’s brother. Your grandfather is Matthijs correct? I have sent him email messages to let him know that Tante Tita (Jessie Beatrice Duijm), passed away last Saturday (16/6/2012) aged 102years and 7 months. I did not hear back from your grandfather so, I am wondering if he is OK and whether he got my email. I have sent him a few emails in the past but of late he has not responded. I know that he too is getting on in age so I truly hope that he is in good health. Could you please let your mother and rest of the family know. If they wish, they can contact me via my email. Please let me know that you have received this message.

    Kind regards,

    Justine Stavris

  2. Rowan Rodrik

    Hi Justine,

    I noticed your message a few minutes and forwarded it to my mother. I do believe that she’s already aware that Tante Tita has passed away. At least, I heard as much from one of my mother’s sisters (Klaartje Duijm), who posted a beautiful picture of you and aunt Tita (with Birthday cake) on Facebook.

    Thank you for your message and kind regards,

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