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Netherlands, Den Helder, 1957

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"!
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Dec 29 2009 15:15 GMT hans55 PRO
a very good drawing ...and a great memory for you !!
Dec 29 2009 15:21 GMT Lalbabu
Lovely drawing done by him!!
Dec 29 2009 15:26 GMT martini957
awesome talent...wonderful find
Dec 29 2009 15:28 GMT linnywv PRO
Quite a talented man! Happy New Year my friend! I miss looking at your work daily. Soon all will be back to normal and we'll be back on the net!
Dec 29 2009 17:50 GMT Jakeobean
Peter...Best Wishes in the New Year....we are still without internet in our new home but it's coming soon....Maybe our New Year gift.....Finding treasures is a wonderful experience...
Dec 29 2009 19:22 GMT Danijela
Cleaning up the house always means finding some forgotten treasure :)
Best wishes Peter!
Dec 29 2009 19:58 GMT sini
Great memory!:)
Dec 29 2009 20:08 GMT charlie26
Lovely drawing.
Dec 29 2009 20:54 GMT MargNZ
A remarkable find for you and wonderful memories Peter . Your father had talent :)
Dec 29 2009 21:15 GMT lynnj04
What a lovely find and memory, lovely drawing and interesting history behind it :-))
Dec 29 2009 21:17 GMT charlotte
zo leuk
Dec 29 2009 22:05 GMT fhelsing PRO
A wonderful drawing! I hope the other employees enjoyed it, too.
Dec 29 2009 23:31 GMT junne PRO
ah, now we know from where the artistic genes came :-)))
Dec 30 2009 03:36 GMT larrybenedict
Lots of symbolism in this painting. A very good story Peter.
Dec 30 2009 04:34 GMT peterpinhole
Great find and nice story. A family keepsake for sure.
Dec 30 2009 04:43 GMT Squirrel PRO
WONDERFUL WORK AND GREAT ENTRY:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
Dec 30 2009 05:57 GMT doramandragora
Your father sure had a quirky sense of humor. :-))
Dec 30 2009 09:03 GMT xevirbs
Nice memory entry
Dec 30 2009 12:11 GMT senna3
Thank you all for your nice comments!
Dec 30 2009 14:20 GMT Xaragma
Nice memory - the cockatoo's beak could almost be used as a spanner, I can tell you from experience it is sharp & powerful!
Dec 30 2009 15:44 GMT senna3
Very true Xaragma!
Dec 31 2009 16:47 GMT haftlis
Cool !!!
Dec 31 2009 17:50 GMT senna3
Thank you Haftlis.

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