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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 ...
... Uncle Freddie would be to see his nephew try on those clothes. Some of them are travelling home to Australia with me, because only so much can fit into a suitcase.
We concluded my stay in Gladbeck at the family's favourite restaurant with roasted goose and all the trimmings, which was featured on the national calendar for St Martin's ...
... course Arnold's wife Irene had prepared the obligatory coffee and kuchen which was delicious :) Arnold, who is now 78 years of age, had always been like an older brother to me.
Many stories relating to our survival of the second world war and my early childhood were retold and enjoyed by all!
A particularly impacting moment came as Arnold and I said goodbye to one another, fully knowing that we may never see each other again ...
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 ...
... ended 1-0 to Germany, Ireland creating nothing throughout the match and to lose by a single goal away to the World Cup winners would be no disgrace.
But then a miracle happened; out of nothing John O’Shea, in his 100th appearance for Ireland, prodded in an equaliser in the 94th minute! Bedlam ensued amongst the Irish fans; drink was spilt, spectacles were lost, but we didn’t care. We had just stolen a point away to the ...