Yvonne Van Tilburg Mulder

Profile Updated: April 4, 2019
Residing In: Son en Breugel Netherlands
Spouse/Partner: Dr. Fred Mulder, retired specialist internal medicine
Homepage: www.poetryvonne.nl
Occupation: author, storyteller World Exhibition Floriade 2012
Children: Fredérique, born 1966; Irene, born 1968; Jacqueline, born 1972
11 grandchildren from 8 until 17 More…years old: Lotte, Gijs, Noud, Siem, Bink, Dirk, Liene, Friso, Koen, Teun and Annabel
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I grew up in The Hague, The Netherlands, and got an AFS scholarship after graduating from Sacré Coeur Highschool. Before getting married in 1965 (the roaring sixtees) I worked at the American Embassy and in the health sector. We have 3 daughters and 11 grandchildren. Moved to Son en Breugel in 1974 and have lived there since. For many years I joined local as well as national committees. I made my debut in writing with 'Women of glass' in 1985. You'll find a summary of my work on my website. I studied cultural sciences at the Open University and started my company AP&D in 1988 (continued by my oldest daughter in 2002). In 1991 I founded the Talent Foundation named after my father and based on the parabel of the talents. This fund supports underpriviliged youngsters in developing their talents, worldwide. . In 2006 a book about the life of my father was published 'Peter van Tilburg, a merchant in The Hague'.
I am onesided totally deaf and hearing impaired on the other side since a braintumor was removed in 1998. It might lead to a CI (cochleair implant) within due time.
I am an author, poet, storyteller, write songs and received a Royal Decoration from Queen Beatrix in 2002. But above all I am a happy and grateful woman who will never forget the wonderful year with you at MHS.

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Mar
07
Mar 07, 2021 at 11:08 AM

Dear Dave, Going over a trunk filled with 'American' memories I came across a thoughtful letter you wrote to my home-address in The Hague before I travelled by boat to New York. And from there with the Mossman family to Meadville. Bet you get a kick from reading this message written in 1959. Stay healthy and happy and enjoy each day in your life, Yvonne

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Mar
05
Mar 05, 2021 at 11:07 PM

Posted on: Mar 04, 2021 at 7:55 AM

(sorry, one day late ...)
Hi Shirley, remember old times at MASH?
We were teeners in a different world,
we studied, we goofed, we fell in love
with our hair fixed in sugarspin curls.
Today is your birthday, the Florida sun
will shine on you showing that life
is good and your (grand)children tell you how well
you are loved by your family clan.
Happy Birthday!
Your Dutch AFS classmate Yvonne

Mar
01
Mar 01, 2021 at 7:43 AM

Spring is in the air!
We need the sun, blue skies and trees
with blossom and new branches.
Just watch, they show their newborn leaves
the coming weeks in tranches.
Today’s your birthday and the year
ahead has expectation,
so Happy Birthday Karl, enjoy
your birthday’s celebration.

Your Dutch AFS classmate, Yvonne

Feb
26
Feb 26, 2021 at 2:29 PM

In Meadville you may put out the flag
as it is your birthday my friend.
You can look back on a beautiful life
as a mechanical designer at the end.
Your talent will always be recognized
by Cathy, your children and yourself.
And remembering highlights
as your Israël trip
will be a joy in itself.
Happy birthday!
Your AFS classmate 1960, Yvonne

Feb
25
Feb 25, 2021 at 10:27 AM

Hi Duane, congratulations
on your special day.
Hope you feel great, happy, healthy
and good in every way.
At our age we may look back
on many things in life
that made us what we are today
including kids and wife.

Happy Birthday! Your Dutch AFS MASH classmate

Feb
23
Feb 23, 2021 at 11:41 AM

Good morning Janet on this special day
with wishes from overseas.
I ask you to remember the good old days
at highschool and if you do, please
remember the times we met and we talked,
our teachers, and classes, the Prom,
and a smile will cover your face all the way
‘the good old times’ haven’t all gone …

Your Dutch AFS classmate Yvonne

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Feb
21
Feb 21, 2021 at 7:26 AM

Posted on: Feb 21, 2021 at 2:23 AM

How fortunate we, your classmates, are
with you as a chaplain to guide us.
We miss your prayers and words when we meet
as we don’t have reunions no more.
Your career shows radar and navigation
as well as the music you taught.
God’s works are clear in communication
as He show us these values through you.

God bless you and all our classmates.
Your Dutch friend, Yvonne

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Feb 21, 2021 at 2:59 PM

Posted on: Feb 21, 2021 at 2:21 AM

Dear birthdaygirl!
Today is your birthday
a day to look back
on a familylife full of joy.
Of course there were tears
pain and distress
but always so much to enjoy
as your soul found its strength
your pleasures and sense
in nature, your friend forever.

Thank you for your friendship
all those years, Yvonne

Feb
20
Feb 20, 2021 at 10:51 AM

Living in Florida is a blessing
because the sun heals age and pain.
Have a great birthday and remember
life is a blessing again and again.
Happy birthday Sandra.
Your Dutch AFS classmate Yvonne

Feb 20, 2021 at 10:49 AM

Hi railroad man, how are you doing?
Today it’s time to stop the train
of life to celebrate your birthday
with family and friends again.
Happy birthday Tom.
Your Dutch AFS class member Yvonne

Feb
15
Feb 15, 2021 at 7:50 AM

Dear Joyce,
Hi birthday girl,
are you happy today?
Forget about hardship
as this is your day
to look at the future
to treasure the past
to love and enjoy
all the things that will pass.

Your Dutch classmate Yvonne

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Feb
16
Feb 16, 2021 at 3:09 PM

Posted on: Feb 15, 2021 at 7:47 AM

Dear Larry,
Someone is thinking of you today
And will remember you in many ways
The guy you were once
The guy you are now
And no one can say what the future will be.
So enjoy what you have
Stay healthy and happy!

Happy birthday from the other side of the ocean,
your Dutch friend Yvonne

Feb
11
Feb 11, 2021 at 4:17 AM

No one’s life is without sorrow
No one’s life is without pain
But your birthday is an anchor
Celebrated sun or rain.
Happy birthday Danny!
Yvonne

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Feb
09
Feb 09, 2021 at 3:37 PM

Posted on: Feb 08, 2021 at 12:03 PM

When you wake up in the morning
it feels good because today
you’ll receive loving wishes
‘cause it is a happy day.
Looking back you see a range of
happy years but also tears
but today will be a bright one
as it is your own birthday.
Happy birthday Sharon!

Feb
06
Feb 06, 2021 at 8:35 AM

Sorry, one day late, yesterday was a little hectic ...

Life is full of surprises
And full of smiles every day
Leave from your backdoor
And walk in your street
Look at your neighbours
Watch out for your feet and
Bring back to your frontdoor
And feel happy and gay.

Happy birthday Jane! Yvonne

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Feb
02
Feb 02, 2021 at 3:50 PM

Posted on: Feb 02, 2021 at 11:44 AM

A year is over before you know it
In spite of what happened this year
We have to be careful, caring and cautious
And before we know it a new birthday is near.
Happy birthday Carol!
Yvonne

Jan
31
Jan 31, 2021 at 5:37 AM

It started at my birthday on October 24.
Since then I send a birthday message to my old MASH classmates.
Hope to keep up with these a full year.
Happy birthday Ted!

Your life has been full and rewarding
in Mental Health Services clinics.
Your wife and four children gave you
an offspring of fourteen great grandkids.
Whatever we face or we deal with
there is always a moment of grace
as your family is home and shelter
and forever the smile on your face!

Happy birthday Ted! Yvonne

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Jan
30
Jan 30, 2021 at 2:10 PM

Posted on: Jan 30, 2021 at 4:45 AM

It started at my birthday on October 24.
Since then I send a birthday message to my old MASH classmates.
Hope to keep up with these a full year.
Happy birthday Kathy!

We shared our friendship for many years
and you’re still a part of my heart.
Time and an ocean between us made clear
that more try should have been on my part.
I wish you a lot for the coming years:
I wish you bright spots, health and love
I wish you sweet memories and many hugs
and blessings and grace from above.

your friend, Yvonne

Jan
28
Jan 28, 2021 at 9:09 AM

Sorry Carol, I am one day late ...

It started at my birthday on October 24.
Since then I send a birthday message to my old MASH classmates.
Hope to keep up with these a full year.
Happy birthday Carol!

Most of the time I just can’t believe
I am approaching our eightiest year.
Life goes so fast, had its ups and its downs
but we’re always our own engineer.
So I wish you for the coming years
lots of happiness, fun days and cheer!

Jan
25
Jan 25, 2021 at 11:44 AM

It started at my birthday on October 24.
Since then I send a birthday message to my old MASH classmates.
Hope to keep up with these a full year.
Happy birthday Carol!

Once we were young
now we are strong
as life taught us many lessons.
It’s good to remember
old times and fun
and to cherish an old class member.
Happy Birthday Carol!

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As a storyteller I carry the whole world in my hands!
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The Mulder family. Look for the grandparents ...
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