My name is Johan Wijngaarden and I am from the Netherlands
(Fryslân, to be more precisely!) .
This site is filling up with a mixture of short stories I wrote and write.
About my youth, school- and family life.
My job (just looking back as I am retired now) , music
(Blues & Boogie woogie) and sports (Soccer & Running),
but also about holidays and being abroad.
A true reflection of many of my life’s “ups” and only a few “downs”.
“Footnotes” are short articles about various events and facts.
So far I wrote about 150 short stories in DUTCH, captured in three books. “A Blues Life” (25 stories) is
also available in (my best) English…
English is not my native tongue. I do my utmost to avoid mistakes.
I hope you enjoy reading them!
founder of Stories and Footnotes