My entry for Memory Tuesday 29 Dec. is a photo of a drawing my father made in 1957.
The last few months we have prepared the house of my mother for the next occupants. In cleaning up we found many things I had almost forgotten. One of them is the drawing shown in the picture above. The story of this drawing is as follows.
In 1957 the airport "De Kooy" near Den Helder, at the time a navy airbase, needed a new logo. They organized a logo competition for the personnel of the airbase. Being the director of the airbase, my father was not supposed to participate, but he was allowed to join the fun outside competition. So he decided to submit a ridiculous logo, but still showing a few relevant features of this particular navy airbase. For example, you may wonder why a cage on top of the drawing. Well, in Dutch, Kooy (or Kooi) means Cage, so it refers to the airbase "De Kooy"!