This German Texan

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This German Texan
In mid-19th century my ancestors came from Germany, heeding the popular call "Geh Mit Ins Texas!". 150 years later, ready for my own transatlantic adventure, I have accepted a job in Germany...Geh mit!
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  • Mom's Berlin and Mine 1 month ago Last year I found some slides in an old, rusty metal box in the closet, and I had them turned into digital photos. To my surprise, there were many photos from my mom's first trip to Europe; several were from Berlin. Mom (right) on her European tour, 1966Once I knew I was moving to Berlin, I...
  • To Texas and Back Again 4 months ago It's been nearly three years since I moved away from Germany. I did a lot in those last few months in the country, but I didn't feel much like writing. I moved back to Texas in June of 2014 because I wanted to be near my mom; she had been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer six months earlier. She...
  • Eisenach 3 years ago I love castles, and there are so many in Germany. One that has been on my list for a long time is the Wartburg Castle in Eisenach.downtown EisenachEisenach is a picturesque town in its own right, but most people go to Eisenach to see the Wartburg Castle. The thing about castles is that they are...
  • Road Signs 3 years ago Road construction seems to be a constant just about everywhere. At least in Germany they have a sense of humor about it.Six more kilometers of construction work :(four more kilometers....it's getting better...DONE! :)
  • Freyenstein 3 years ago When I went to Freyenstein for the first time in 2003, I didn't really know what I was doing. I knew that my great-grandmother's family had come from a town called Freyenstein; I just didn't know which Freyenstein (there are two in Germany, one in Switzerland).  I was on a mission, though, and...

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