Yvonne Van Tilburg Mulder

Profile Updated: April 4, 2019
Residing In: Son en Breugel Netherlands
Spouse/Partner: Dr. Fred Mulder, retired specialist internal medicine
Homepage: www.poetryvonne.nl
Occupation: author, storyteller World Exhibition Floriade 2012
Children: Fredérique, born 1966; Irene, born 1968; Jacqueline, born 1972
11 grandchildren from 8 until 17 More…years old: Lotte, Gijs, Noud, Siem, Bink, Dirk, Liene, Friso, Koen, Teun and Annabel

I grew up in The Hague, The Netherlands, and got an AFS scholarship after graduating from Sacré Coeur Highschool. Before getting married in 1965 (the roaring sixtees) I worked at the American Embassy and in the health sector. We have 3 daughters and 11 grandchildren. Moved to Son en Breugel in 1974 and have lived there since. For many years I joined local as well as national committees. I made my debut in writing with 'Women of glass' in 1985. You'll find a summary of my work on my website. I studied cultural sciences at the Open University and started my company AP&D in 1988 (continued by my oldest daughter in 2002). In 1991 I founded the Talent Foundation named after my father and based on the parabel of the talents. This fund supports underpriviliged youngsters in developing their talents, worldwide. . In 2006 a book about the life of my father was published 'Peter van Tilburg, a merchant in The Hague'.
I am onesided totally deaf and hearing impaired on the other side since a braintumor was removed in 1998. It might lead to a CI (cochleair implant) within due time.
I am an author, poet, storyteller, write songs and received a Royal Decoration from Queen Beatrix in 2002. But above all I am a happy and grateful woman who will never forget the wonderful year with you at MHS.

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Jun 08, 2021 at 4:27 PM

Happy birthday Bernard!
Your life sounds like a happy one
with family and friends.
Five children and nine grandchildren
their love just never ends.
You're faithfull all these years to Meadville
and helping neighbors well
so this is a Happy Birthday Bernard.
Take care, I wish you well!
Yvonne from The Netherlands, AFS student at MASH 1960

Jun 03, 2021 at 4:44 PM

Did you ever get an unusual gift
like a blade of grass
or a falling star
or a word wrapped in a song
or something that turns anything
to good instead being wrong?
Happy birthday Ronald, with an-overseas-wish
from your old classmate Yvonne at MASH in 1960

Jun 03, 2021 at 4:42 PM

Breathtaking is the color blue
in all its shades for me for you.
A medieval painting shows
the same blue sky that in nature grows.
The sky by day, the sky by night
both blue and in their own way bright.
The sun, the moon, the stars they do
enlighten us when we are blue.
Happy birthday Michele, enjoy your day.
Warm wishes from Yvonne, AFS at MASH in 1960

Jun 03, 2021 at 4:40 PM

They are rare
the people with whom you can be yourself
with whom you can laugh and cry
and be happy without uttering a single word.
I wish you many friends like these.
Happy birthday Dan,
from your old classmate Yvonne in 1960

May 31, 2021 at 2:20 AM

What lies ahead in the coming year?
Days with a smile and days with a tear?
It’s up to us to make the best
of every day of our life that rests.
So many memories, so many smiles,
so many pats on the back, dear Lyle!
Happy Birthday and
Many thanks for everything you do
for our MASH Class of 1960!

May 28, 2021 at 3:58 AM

You travelled the world
from Thailand to Spain
and if you were younger
you might do it again.
But these are the years
to enjoy and look back
and to celebrate highlights
with a beer on your deck.

Happy birthday Don from
The Netherlands, Yvonne AFS 1960

May 25, 2021 at 1:25 PM

May this be a HAPPY birthday
with a cake and calls and mail
many friends will sure remember
the good times you spent with them.
And I won’t forget the days
you came to stay with me
your eyes gave us a brand new view
my family and me.
Happy Birthday Cynthia!
Your friend, Yvonne

May 24, 2021 at 6:52 AM

Happy birthday Ken!
Once honored with a highest decoration
after your AirForce career
you can look back on a worthwhile life
with your girls and your wife, so very dear,
and perhaps with old classmates
remembering you
and celebrate life with a smile and a tear.
Enjoy! Yvonne, AFS student 1960

May 23, 2021 at 11:29 AM

Celebrating birthdays
is like sitting on a cloud
looking back and looking forward
asking what was it all about?
Let me tell you Peggy you are
a great friend, yes this is true:
you’ve been good to me and many
others when they needed you.
Growing older is a blessing
I wish you for the year ahead
health and happiness and wisdom
and a burden more of that.
Happy birthday! Your friend Yvonne

May 21, 2021 at 10:59 AM

Oh my, look at that birthday cake
so rich so full of taste.
I wish that I could join you eating
and sitting face to face.
You might look back on a day like this
but when you look ahead
I hope you see a year that’s filled
with love abundantly spread.
Happy birthday! Yvonne, AFS 1960

May 17, 2021 at 10:17 AM

Happy Birthday Joyce!
Being sad and proud
On what happened in your lifetime
Either good or bad
But be thankful on your birthday
For everything you have and had.

Enjoy this day with your husband,
three daughters and grandchildren.
With overseas virtual tulips
From your old AFS classmate, Yvonne

May 13, 2021 at 8:09 AM

Dear Margaret, we graduated together as seniors of MASH. May you rest in peace.

My sincere condolences for your husband and family.

Yvonne Mulder, The Netherlands, AFS student in 1959-1960.

May 01, 2021 at 4:05 AM

Today is a day full of memories
for a nice looking fellow like you.
You remember so many good times in your youth
and so many birthdays were good.
Your life as a banker and a father being proud
on your work and your children, your life
makes this birthday again very special and then
will be filled with laughter and love.
Happy Birthday Roger! Yvonne, AFS student 1960

Apr 30, 2021 at 9:37 AM

Hi Joyce,
I bet you love today
as you will celebrate
the many years you left behind
a journey by the way.
So much does happen in a life
so many friends pass by.
Today you will receive good wishes
and eat sweet apple-pie.
Happy Birthday! Yvonne, AFS 1960

Apr 29, 2021 at 5:42 AM

Dear Jacqui, how are you today?
Filled with good cheer and expectation?
It is your birthday, for sure a day
to celebrate all over the nation.
From north to south, from east to west
people will think of you!
And you? You do your very best
to get a kick or two!
Happy birthday Jacqui, your friend Yvonne

Apr 26, 2021 at 3:19 AM

Good morning Phil, this is your day!
With Nila and with your boys.
You will remember the Tool & Die
And tripping over your children’s toys.
That was once, today you are grateful for
A long and beautiful life.
Take care, be good and enjoy each day
In good health for yourself and your wife.
Happy birthday! Yvonne, AFS 1960

Apr 22, 2021 at 4:22 AM

Hi Norma,
A day with a golden brim
With love and with laughter
And a big birthday cake and
With flowers from her and from him.
Stay happy and healthy
Enjoy each day
I wish you a very happy birthday!
Yvonne Mulder, AFS student in 1960

Apr 21, 2021 at 4:36 AM

The years come and go
with many highlights
such as your travel with Pat
to come and see me
my country and family,
I sure often think of that!
Although we lost track
due to getting older
I want to tell you once more
how special it was to be my guest
how special and thank-you therefore!
Happy birthday Connie, Yvonne

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Apr 18, 2021 at 8:08 PM

Posted on: Apr 18, 2021 at 6:38 AM

Sorry, one day late for your birthday as I wasn't home yesterday.

Birthdays are full of surprises,
You might fool yourself as well
‘cause it is hard to believe that
you’ve become a senior.
Hopefully you have ahead
many healthy years
with a highlight every day
and a daily ‘cheers’!
Happy Birthday Leonard!
Yvonne, your Dutch AFS student in 1960

Apr 16, 2021 at 5:36 AM

Hi dancing queen!
That was long ago
but I think you’re dancing still
as you never lose the rhythm inside
and the drive, the power and the will.
Happy birthday to you
on this special day
with memories coming
and going your way.
Thinking of you today
Yvonne, your AFS student 1960

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As a storyteller I carry the whole world in my hands!
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The Mulder family. Look for the grandparents ...
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