He was a small farmer of bulbs, mainly tulips, and other vegetables during his working years. The wreath below was very fitting for a long time "tunider" who loved planting his veggies every spring.
He employed many young nephews and village youth during their teens to help with the farm. Many of those youth are now in their 40s and 50s now, but remember his kindness and generosity when they worked for him. They also talked about how pivotal it was for them to be outdoors, in the quiet, with opportunities to run, play and swim in the great expanse of country space rather than the constrains of the city. Up to his last days he was preparing his greenhouse for spring planting of potatoes and carrots.