2015 Weihnachtsbrief

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016 in Weihnachtsbriefe | 0 comments

Frohe Weihnachten Liebe Freunde, wir hoffen, dass Euch dieser Brief gesund und munter antrifft. Heute am 1. Adventssonntag waren wir bei Freunden in Westhampton eingeladen. Berühmte Persönlichkeiten haben dort ihren Sommersitz an einem 50 km langen exklusiven Atlantikstrand. Wir saßen zeitweise draußen. Von Weihnachtsstimmung noch keine Rede. Dafür ließen wir uns aber abends auf den Entwurf einer Weihnachtskarte ein. Aber weder wir noch die...

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2015 Christmas Letter

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016 in Christmas Letters | 0 comments

Merry Christmas to Everyone and Best Wishes for the New Year! Dear friends, We hope this letter finds you in good health and spirits. Today on the First Advent, we were invited to visit friends in Westhampton. The weather was so mild that we could even spend time outside and there was no word yet mentioned about the holidays. The arrival of our German gingerbread package was not enough to launch us into the Christmas spirit either. This week we...

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2014 Christmas Letter

Posted by on Jan 3, 2015 in blog, Christmas Letters | 0 comments

Happy Holidays to Everyone and Best Wishes for the New Year! Dear relatives and friends, Yesterday, Sunday, we attended a Christmas service in the Long Island Anglican Cathedral in Garden City, “A Festival of Carols” Anglican churches are soberly furnished; putting an emphasis on the excellent church choir. It put us in a great Christmas spirit. Brigitte has sold her house in Neuburg an der Donau. I will miss the view of the Neuburg...

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2014 Weihnachtsbrief

Posted by on Jan 3, 2015 in blog, Weihnachtsbriefe | 0 comments

Frohe Weihnachten und alles erdenklich Gute für 2015 Liebe Verwandte und Freunde, Gestern, Sonntag besuchten wir einen anglikanischen Weihnachtsgottesdienst in der Garden City Kathedrale: „ein Fest der Gesänge der Weihnachtsgeschichte“. Anglikanische Kirchen sind nüchtern ausgestattet; das half den vortrefflichen Kirchenchor, – der sich regionale Geltung verschafft hat- noch mehr zur Geltung kommen zu lassen. Wir wurden in eine großartige...

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Luise Clusener memoir – Ch. 4: Widow

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in family history | 0 comments

Page 51 November 3, 1966 At the request of children I begin again today to talk about old and new experiences.  Meanwhile, my eyes have become weak, my legs have left me completely in the lurch, and at my own request have ended up in a nursing home and have time to write. Seven weeks ago today, my dear husband, your good father, was on the earth, tomorrow it will be seven weeks that they lowered him into the grave.  While painting the window...

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