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Saturday, 13 March 2010

all about dutch husband

I guess you know dutch husband has a name. a real name, I mean. I just started to call him dutch husband when I read Corey calling her husband in France 'french husband'. I thought it was sweet.. his real name on his birth certificate is like something out of royalty.. Joseph Henri Michael Gerardus.. I call him Joe.

he came to Australia when he was about 5 for the simple reason as he tells it.. 'that one day he woke up, his parents told him that they were moving to Australia and he thought he may as well tag along, he had nothing else to do'. he left behind his little snow sled that hung under the stairs and a life that would have taken another path... and he sailed to Australia with his parents and 3 siblings and one on the way.

he also has another name. a nickname...his bike riding friends call him Yoda.. and that is where this story is leading.


Joe [also known as dutch husband] loves Star Wars. I could not count on everyones fingers how many times he has watched the trilogy, and beyond. He is also very wise. truly, he knows just about everything and his advice is always, always spot on.... so he became known as Yoda.. a wise Jedi out of the Empire Strikes Back..
he is such a fan that he has a tattoo.. not just a token scribble like mine but a real half an arm of ink. 12 hours under the needle. a work of art.

[the winner of the little childs jug and saucer is Tracy! another one coming soon.]

14 comments:

Tracy said...

Your husband sounds like a great guy, Robyn. :)

I can't believe I won the child's jug and saucer....sweet!

Diva Kreszl said...

now that's a true fan! they are great movies aren't they?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Wow, that's one of the most spectacular tattoos I've ever seen! And I notice you said Joe likes the trilogy -- no mention of the prequels, LOL? Nice to know a bit more about your Dutch husband!

mxtodis123 said...

Ah, so we finally meet "Dutch Husband". I've a touch of Dutch in me, too. Ironically, I had planned on posting about my Dutch genealogy today...and here you are introducing Dutch husband. Talk about being in sync.
Mary

Moncha said...

That is one great tattoo !!!
I looove the Star Wars movies too !!!!

Toria said...

Wow, impressive tattoo. I've seen people who have a lot of ink on their arm, but never a complete cover like that.

amelia said...

My son is a Star Wars nut too!!
Me? I just watch to see Harrison Ford!!

Pam said...

Now THAT's a tattoo! Spectacular.A clairvoyant once told my husband about an ancestor of his, a dutch sea captain from Rotterdam many, many generations back who's presence she felt with him. All a bit of a mystery to us at the time, but many years later research proved it to be true! Lovely to learn more about your dear one Robyn.xxx

Linda said...

Crikey that is one amazing tattoo. I just love Yoda he rocks♥♥

Beatnheart said...

How are you doing Girl, I would just like to tell you that I have chosen you to win the Beautiful Blogger Award..I will post this Sunday on my blog..You deserve an award for perseverance. Thanks for all your support and kindness in my new endeavor. Cynthia

Janet said...

He must be a real fan to go through all that!

Serena said...

Awesome tattoo! Nice to learn a little about Joe's background too ~ :)

Tina said...

Sounds like dutch husband is a great guy! That tattoo is really awesome with those brilliant colours.

laoi gaul~williams said...

thank you for sharing dutch husband with us robyn~love the tattoo...i love the star wars films (when the empire strikes back came out i saw it weekly for months and cried at the end every single time...still do in fact!)