Rings in Europe

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Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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@blingingbee5:  Do you still speak Dutch? Your oma was born in Rotterdam? Did you and your parents “Sinterklaas”? What Dutch traditions  did you?

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Christmas City, USA

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@tinkerdel:  yes we did sinterklaas and put our wooden shoes outside our doors and we were given the big Dutch chocolate letters. The salted licorice was soooo good and I can’t remember the name of the candy that always tasted like coffee.Hopjes?! They were little squares. They were so good!! Also mom and dad always had Purol in their pockets for our dry lips. There was lots of Dutch candy and my mother had a lot of Delfts blue vases. So beautiful!! Of course our favorite flowers are tulips. My mom always bought the Gouda cheese. I’m sure I’m forgetting a lot of things but I didn’t speak Dutch because my teacher at school told my parents I wasn’t speaking English well because they always spoke Duch to me. I still understand Dutch but no, I don’t speak Dutch. So sad. I know I could pick it up quick. I bet you speak English so well. Have you ever come here to the US?? You seem to know your English so well!! Did you learn it there?? 

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Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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@blingingbee5:  Wooden shoes are called klompen.I like the chocolate letters, every year i get one!I think the candy  you mean indeed haagse hopjes they tast like coffee. Tulips are one of my favorite flowers.

Too bad you don’t speak Dutch. I have never been in the USA and learned English at my school

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Christmas City, USA

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@tinkerdel:  Oh you are so cute!! You’re right!! klompen!! I had forgotten the name!! You’re right about the hopjes too!! Oh I love this and it brings back so many memories. Well I’m so glad you learned English in school!! I am so proud of my Dutch heritage. My mom always had the cutest Dutch accent. She never lost that. My parents are both gone now, but I always remember the fun times we had!! David Klass surprised me with this very special gift for me. I didn’t know he was going to do this for me!! He always does these things!!

Post # 20
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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@blingingbee5: Thank you! 
  I am sorry to hear your parents are gone. I like an accent. It very hard to loose an accent.

 

Your golden tulip! Its very very beautifull!

Post # 21
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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@blingingbee5:  I wear my weddingband on my left hand because i like that. My parents married for 40+ years wear their weddingbans on their right hand. My sister in law wears her weddingband on her left hand because she is Catholic.

 

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Christmas City, USA

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@tinkerdel:  Thank you for your condolences. Also I think it’s so interesting that some Europeans still wear their wedding rings on their right hands, like your parents. Everyone has their own customs. I just find it interesting. I still also think it’s so wonderful that you learned English in school!! We learn languages here in school too, but I don’t think it’s anything like how you learned. We need a stronger emphasis on language. Thank you for sharing with me all the words in Dutch that I have forgotten. It’s so fun for me to go back in time and be reminded!! I’ve been too Americanized. 

Post # 23
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Worker bee

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@blingingbee5:  in my country ( the Netherlands)  people do Both; I wear my wedding ring on the right, so do my parents. Catholics often wear them on the left it seems.

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Christmas City, USA

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@ivdw:  Oh so you’re from the Netherlands too?? It seems there are more than I thought. I wonder if wearing a ring on your right hand has a significant meaning or if it’s just the same wearing it on the left. I never asked my parents. It just seemed so natural looking to me. Well I’m glad you came on here too!! Another Dutch girl!! 

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee

I know it’s usual to wear wedding rings on the right hand in Spain – I had a holiday there many years ago when I was single, and it took me ages to work out why everyone thought I was married – I had a RHR!

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Christmas City, USA

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@teaandcake:  That’s funny that you were single but everyone assumed you were married just by wearing a ring on your right hand!! It’s different everywhere!! Well there must be a lot more countries that do that and I’d love to know how that all began. My parents and their friends didn’t wear diamonds. They just wore bands. But when they came to the United States my father bought my mother a diamond ring but she hardly ever wore it. It was the band that meant the world to her. 

Post # 27
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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@blingingbee5:  You’re welcome!

 

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2020

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@blingingbee5:  I wear a thick rose gold wedding band on my right hand since I live in Europe and in my area it’s how it’s done. My engagement ring is on my left hand with a thin 2mm band that matches for my American side lol 

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Christmas City, USA

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@littlebirdbee:  Oh I love that idea!! That’s perfect. I rarely wear a RHR but I used to do that more often. I just always wear my rings on my left hand. But I love your idea and the way you do it!! It’s all about traditions!!

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