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... Almost oblivious to my explanation and ultimate pleadings that I have only so much room she urged me to take the jackets, trousers, shirts, Coats and Suits to give to my sons since some of them don't fit me.
This is the background of the previous night that loomed over my consternation to pack the "inherited" clothing apart from those I brought from home!
Triumphantly I pulled the last zipper shut – even though I reluctantly unfastened the ...
With Norbert and Brunhild returning to their normal routine as teachers at nearby schools, I am left to explore downtown Gladbeck by bicycle! What fun! It was de ja vu riding around the town like a young boy again.
Exhausted, I sat down at the nearest Eis Cafe and ordered a large Eis-Becher (Ice cream sundae) and watched the ...
Norbert took me on a nostalgic tour of my early childhood to the age of 11, visiting the town centre, the primary schools that I had attended and 57 Duererstrasse - my former home!
Another highlight in the afternoon was visiting my Mother's youngest brother Arnold in Wuelfenrath which was about an hour and a half's drive away via the autoban. We picked up Auntie Mia on the way, the widow of my Mother's other brother - ...
After almost missing my train from Herzogenrath to Gladbeck, I was relieved to experience a Regional train which is generally far more crowded with local commuters. It was a joy to be reunited with my cousin Brunhild (from my Mother's side) in the nigh darkness.
Norbert and Brunhild welcomed me to their home and we made plans for the following ...
... on the backs of the steel and coalmining industry and the Ruhr was at the forefront of the economic boom. When it ended in the early 90’s, coal production collapsed and the mines closed, leading to mass unemployment from which Gelsenkirchen has yet to fully recover. It remains a depressing area to be in and I’m not saying anything new here, the Germans know it too.
Me (on the phone to a German friend): “Hi, ...