Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Doede Smith

A beautiful boinero from the Netherlands:
Doede Smith (Noppe) lived as a hermit in an old houseboat just outside the town of Hindeloopen (Dutch province of Friesland) and had little need of luxuries and comforts.
Doede was "a little slow". He said he was poisoned while in military service and "that had beaten him in the head". He was living as a loose laborer and worked for anyone who wanted to hire him. And he could work! 
If given an old pair of pants or jacket, he continued to thank the giver for a long time.
Doede died in 1974.

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