Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Aunt Sandie Goes to Germany

Sandie, my sister-in-law, and Jim, my brother in law took a dream trip last month. They went to Germany for three weeks. Not just a trip but a trip of discovery of family places and visits to relatives. Allow me to digress for a moment.
Paul and Sandie's parents, Marie and Herman left everything they knew, languages they spoke and families they love to build a new life in America in the 1920's. They came separately and met here in America. Marie was born in Texas, but at the age of two the family moved back to Germany. At the age of 18 she and her sister both, were sent back to America. If they'd voted in Germany, they'd have lost their American citizen and Marie use to tell me that in Germany you have to vote.
We met "our German family" in the early 90's, shortly after the wall came down. Sandie has kept in touch with all of our newly discovered and long known German Family over the years. Before this trip, she did some investigating. On this trip she knew where Marie had lived as a child and where Herman lived as a child. As luck would have it, BOTH homes were still standing.  The picture above is, I BELIEVE, the house where Marie lived as a child. With her is a family member.

We had a three week play date here at home, with Haley, (aka their dog) while they were in Germany, so when they came home, they stayed the night here before heading home with Haley. While here, I took advantage of the time to down load their photos onto my computer. (Don't you LOVE Digital!)... SO, I've been having fun for a couple of days enjoying Sandie's vacation.  Some awesome photos and Sandie's story on some of them have made this even more fun.

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog today

5 comments:

Jose said...

Wow, Geramany. And here I am all excited because I am going to Palm Springs for a night or two next week.

Betty Flocken said...

Palm Springs sounds WONDERFUL!!!

Sandy said...

Oh, this was an interesting post!!
loved reading about the "german" family.

Carla Flocken said...

Oooh! I can't wait to see more pictures. Hopefully you'll post them on our family blog. What a neat adventure she must have had.

Lyndsey! said...

I no i want to see more pictures, 2!!!