Blast from the past
Last September my mother died very unexpectedly. As my parents are divorced, my sister and I had to start clearing out her house. Most of the material items don’t mean very much to me, but some of the small items bring back a lot of memories. I now have several boxes with memorabilia of bith the family Scheffer and Garage Scheffer, a NSU dealership in the town of Hilversum, which is actually the place where I was born.
During the 25th International NSU Treffen in Borculo (2005) and the 25th anniversary of the NSU Club Nederland, my mother was the contact person for the ex-dealers we had invited to these events. Many of them provided our club with items from a time long past, and those had been stored with her. Last weekend, I handed them over to the club, and some of them will be used in the NSU exhibition in the Automuseum Schagen.
Apart from NSU, she had three passions: gardening, photography, and family history. These combined created an archive with. amongst much else. about 20.000 photo’s. Some are digital, but many still developed chemically and printed. Today I scanned some images which made nice addition to the collection I was building. It will take quite some time to process all photo’s, but here are some nice ones:
Garage Scheffer, Hilversum – my place of birth:
My mom, on a NSU Prima scooter:
more later …