Thursday, January 21, 2010
The orphanage was quite large and there seemed to be a lot of children there. I often wonder what happened to them. When my dad remarried he took my brother and I from the orphanage and we returned to Casper. I had received one letter from one of the sisters, however my new stepmother became angry and insisted I read the letter to her. She ripped the letter from my hands and tore it up. If I received any additional letters from people from the orphanage I don't know. She was very controlling. The sisters at the orphanage were so influential in my formative years I would have liked to remain in contact.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
The holidays were wonderful. My son bought a ticket for me to fly to Germany to visit. He and his girlfriend made me feel welcome and went above and beyond to see that I had a splendid time. I never dreamed I would get to go to Germany. What a beautiful country and the people were very gracious. David and Anke took me to see the Cathedrals which were breathtaking and awesome. I met some of David's friends and co-workers. While I was there we attended a medieval dinner that was quite entertaining. The host spoke only in German so one of the guests would translate for those in the party who were not fluent in German. The food was good and the entertainment was hardy. At night there were stands set up that sold gluvine, a warmed wine that was delicious. There was lots of snow and the atmosphere was very festive. The German cuisine is extraordinary and I was particularly impressed with the salads. Each restaurant had there own signature salad dressing that was made fresh daily. I sampled a few of the beers at the different pubs. I could definitely become enamored with beer if I lived in Germany. Wonderful memories.