Tag Archives: Schweindorf

Winter, Spring, or Winter?

Winds howl.  Buds appear. Snow on the ground. Eternal struggle ensues. Winter, spring, or winter? Stunning skies entertain. Vivid pinks and purples. Mail carrier squishes on wet lawns.  Leftover snow piles up next to road and walkways. Under the raised … Continue reading

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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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April Fool’s Day

This year I phoned my friend in Germany, Hilde, to wish her a Happy Birthday on April 1. She was a second mother to our two children during my first Fulbright Year there. Every Thursday after teaching all morning, I … Continue reading

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Andere L√§nder, andere Sitten!

During my first Fulbright year teaching in Neresheim, my support teacher, Heidi, had a pool in her yard. We arrived in Germany on a hot July day and all the neighborhood kids asked Heidi if they could go into her … Continue reading

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