Author Archives: maryannniemczura

Angels on Earth

It seems only yesterday when my Dad passed from his earthly life. October 18, 1990. Crowded into a tiny phone booth in Schweindorf, our two children and I had a tearful conversation with my Dad. He was dying of cancer … Continue reading

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On Revolving Doors

There is an expression that good things come in threes. Since our basement work with water issues had to be reworked, the foreman and crew arrived today. Earlier than anticipated but fine nonetheless. It seemed as if the good weather … Continue reading

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Lost and Found

Ever have one of those days? One of those moments? Favoring pockets instead of a purse, I am wont to put keys, cards, and other such in my pockets. But which ones? And where? Recently I locked myself out of … Continue reading

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Our Neck of the Woods

The insect chorus begins anew. Crickets and katydids entertain. Signals of late August as I walk through the gardens. The glorious colors of leaves turning adds to the surrounding beauty of Mother Nature. Our Montauk daisies have blossomed once more … Continue reading

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Experience Austrian Culture at Klosterneuburg!

When I first arrived in Heidelberg, to study, I learned the university was founded in 1386. Students were already studying in Latin at this university before Columbus discovered America in 1492. Imagine how old! During our August trip to Vienna, … Continue reading

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The Captivating Charm of Vienna, Austria!

    Located on the Danube River, Vienna has a rich intellectual and artistic history. The imperial palaces such as the Baroque palace Schönbrunn offer opulent interiors. This elegant palace was the summer residence of the Habsburgs. The pace of … Continue reading

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Speaking of Bucket Lists

Our trip of a lifetime included a singing engagement in Prague, Czech Republic followed by visits to Helsinki, Finland and Vienna, Austria. Unplanned bonus: a brief layover in Frankfurt, Germany. The new place on our bucket lists was a visit … Continue reading

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