3442 Gebhart Ct
The Hague, 30th of July 2002
Dear Mr Vaneeden,
As you can see above, this letter is from someone with (nearly) the same name as you. If you don't mind I'd like some of your
time to tell you something about my search for people with the same name as I and ask you some questions.
I spoke to your answering machine last week, but think it is better to write.
I'm living in The Hague in
the Netherlands, a nice town near the North Sea with pleasant neighbourhoods, pleasant beaches and parks. It's also the residence of our queen Beatrix.
I'm 55 years old, married with 4 children and 4 grandchildren. My
occupation is career consultant. In my spare time I like to bicycle a lot and spend time with friends and (grand)children. I also am webmaster of several websites.
During the last ten years my wife and I became
somewhat known in Holland and neighbouring countries because we published a magazine and several books on 'voluntary simplicity'. Perhaps you have heard of it as it seems to be something well known in the States. We
adapted an American bestseller 'Your Money or Your Life' (by Vicky Robin and Joe Dominguez) in Dutch.
Since a few years I think about searching for people with the same name as I, Rob (which people call me), Robert
(my official name) or Robbie (which people called me when I was young). Why? Actually I don't really know, but the urge to do is gets stronger.
Since I started I found about 8 people, you in the USA, a Robert
J. in Namibia, and the rest in Holland. The results of this search I'd like to publish in a website (www.robvaneeden.com), which will be on the net in a few months time. In this website I'd like to present the results
of this search and some information about all the people I found.
On this website I only present publicly available information. More information is only given if the person gives permission.
I'm very much
interested to hear from you and also I'd like to receive some information about your background and possibly a picture of you.
Rob van Eeden