My name is Patrice Arends Hawkins and I am your mother's first Cousin. I live in Charlotte NC and I remember meeting you in Aruba.I recently posted to the Genealogy Forum some information on our ancestors. If you will send me an email to PatriceHawkins@aol.com I will be happy to fax some information to you about your grandparents and their grandparents!I have information going back to about 1600's.
There are two "branches" of Arends' in Aruba. We come from the Oranjestad branch, where the other branch are from Savaneta.
By the way, did you know that Arends means Eagles in Dutch?