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adopted 26 Jan 1984
** It pealtsje fan Easterlittens (Het paaltje van Oosterlittens)
The Easterlittens peg
In Easterlittens once lived a poor shoemaker, who used to dream
of being rich. Then one night he dreamed that if he were to go to the Papenbrug
in Amsterdam, he'd find his fortune. The next morning, after kissing his
wife, he set off for Amsterdam. And there for three days he wandered to
and fro over the Papenbrug. Then a beggar asked him: "Hey! Why do you keep
"Well, I dreamed I would find my fortune at the Papenbrug." "Man, dreams are deceptions," said the beggar: "I've been dreaming for three nights now, that a treasure lies buried under a peg in a shoemaker's bleach-field in Oosterlittens. But it's just a dream!"
The shoemaker went home as fast as he could, and immediately dug out the peg. And sure enough, under it lay a large iron kettle full of silver pieces. He was rich!
Eventually, he and his wife decided they wouldn't tell anyone where their wealth came from, but they did replace the peg with a decorated stone pole. And if nobody moved it, it should be there still.
Granted 22 Mar 1984
Hennaarderadeel - Hinnaerderadiel was southeast of Franeker, an agricultural
region. Municipal seat: Wommels. It was part of the old region of Westergo
and in the middle ages suffered under the fights between the Schieringers
and Vetkopers, as well as under the 'Donia-wars' (15th century).
The municipal flag was adopted 28 June 1963 and was abolished 1984, when the municipality became part of Littenseradeel. Description: Blue with a white fly-wise bend with on it with from top to bottom a green clover, a red five-leaved rose and a green six-pointed star. The flag is nearly identical to the Coat of Arms, derived from several noble families which had lived here.
Jarig Bakker, 27 October 1999