Five generations of women in one family line is a rarity, also in the Netherlands. Although life expectancy is increasing, prosperity and choices related to it have increased the age at which women start having children.
To meet the families I drove to Middelburg, Staphorst, Barendrecht, Den Haag, Colijnsplaat, Zwaagwesteinde, Enschede and Zutphen. It was a warm welcome with coffee, biscuits and cake.
FIVE LIVING GENERATIONS OF WOMEN
Written by Jordan G Teicher, Washington Post