Robert Vellinga@robvellinga

Fly #Firefly Fly ev-ven-Ing delight.
Glow firefly Glow.
#SummerEvenings

#AfterBurners


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I fly in these “Buses with wings” all the time and it always tugs at the physics geek in me when I see takeoffs, especially of the #jumbojets

@americanair is the flight I’m on.
Loved the #Silverbirds


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Apparently, when crossing #5thAvenue in #NYC, if you come across a friend, you catch up in the middle of the street, try to exchange contact info and slide over when the light changes.
Only for a New York minute.


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Signs, signs, everywhere there's signs.

Signs......Growing up, I could look across the street and see a sign that had my name on it. Vellinga's Travel Service
Today, one of those signs is displayed proudly in my home office.
Thank you, Dad, for the service your dad, you and your brother, Herm, provided to thousands of people in Chatham and SW Ontario. Your work ethic, integrity, and customer service launched many successful trips, tours and vacations.

Signs....my childhood home was known simply as 245....no Queen Street required. The office (Vellinga's Travel) was 244. Names are more than a label. They hold meaning and experiences and reputations and legacy.
Thank you Dad, for the bright shine you have put on the Vellinga name. We hope to keep it shining wherever we go.

Long-haired freaky-people.....or so the song 'Signs' goes.
The third pic shows three Vellinga men, with some crazy hair and freakiness to them (don't we all). A good day in May, moving you into your new digs.
Thank you Dad, for providing for the family through many joys and challenges. The start on Queen St. and the stability of 94 Daleview launched the lives of all of us and the legacy that is now extending into the next generation. Good times ahead in your condo living with new heights, new sights and new signs.
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In my morning reading today, this verse came up.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, - Colossians 3:23

Very apropos for Fathers Day, today. While my dad has never cited this verse to me, as an instruction or otherwise, he has lived it and I have learned it from him in each season of life.
Thanks Dad, and Happy Father's Day.


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Celebrated the life lived of Donna Doll today.
She was a Friend.
Wife of Charlie, a good good friend.
Care-giver to people and to dogs, particularly the ones who are marginalized and unwanted.
Listening to the stories about her life it’s clear that her cancer-riddled body was unable to contain all of her love and her character. She now has a new body in heaven that will let her bloom even more.
Thank you for your life well lived, Donna and for showing the world, the love of Jesus Christ.


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If you’re @rhettandlink fans on @youtube , and we are budding fans, you’ll be happy to watch this clip that references the Satellite Restaurant in..... wait for it..... #Chatham , Ontario.
My #Hometown.
#HawaiianPizza


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Every kitchen tells a story of the past days.
What does your drying rack/pad beside your sink day about your weekend?

About what you find useful or enjoyable or interesting?

#Friendship
#Community
#Family
#Coffee
#Riding


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DAY 2 in Minneapolis and St. Paul with my lady and the gurl, took us to a great and ideal diner, the #MinnehahaFalls, Nicolet Mall, #MaryTylerMoore’s statue, and some lemon meringue pie that rivals (but cannot meet) Aunt Goodie’s creations.
#Minneapolis


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And they’re off.
The Summer Staff student leadership team for @campparadisemi is headed north.
Great to see young people (including @seanvellinga ) owning their faith, their gifts and their calling.
Also great to see camaraderie and deep community in motion.
Thanks @willowcreekcc for the decades-long commitment to Camp and ALL that goes on up there along the Tahquamenon River.


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Started two books this weekend.
One about being unique in a culture that is not like you.
The other is about being in a culture that doesn’t know how to really handle and to respect you.
Looking forward to completing and learning from each.


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Parental moving weekend was a success. Most of the big items are across town for them or coming with us to Chicago and Ames.
Goodbye #Daleview, for me and soon for my parents.
#GoodMemories
#Homestead
#LifeChanges


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Busiest border crossing in North America.
#Homeland #MemorialDay
#TheD
#RenCen


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