Tag Archives: Schweindorf

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 Länder, 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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