Nellie Vermeulen (Valkenburg ZH) began to share her stories when she was fourteen, a youth leader, and then as an officer of the Salvation Army, then as a pastor's wife. She wants to share her experiences in dealing with people and animals with the readers. She talks about the lost old lady in the mist, a grieving church organist, and a horse that has plenty of pasture, about homework and football, adolescents and the elderly, and childhood memories. This is a good book to read, for yourself and for women's associations and associations for the elderly and of course, for Christmas and Easter. As the youngest among six children, she was born of believing parents who managed Schiedam Vlaardingen, a water distillery, adjoining a grocery. Althought it was the crisis period that made it harder for a shopkeeper, she had a happy childhood. She loved writing letters, diary entries and drawing; sometimes she would receive a price for her effort. When her first story was published, it was like opening the gate of the dam. Writing, that must be it! However, it took years before she finally started focusing on it.