In 1998 Barb and I went to Verdun, France for the services of remembrance(80th) to this terrible battle. Such huge graveyards. Busloads of Germans swarmed over the site. I took a discarded poster and it hangs on the wall of my home office. Mom always said how Dad's family spoke German on the farm. Every Sunday when the family visitors would come they all spoke it. Even during WW11 they had services once a month in German at our Lutheran church. Mom refused to learn German! Many times she would be the only one not talking because of it.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Talked with cousin Mike today and really enjoyed it. I mailed him all of the McVey pictures that Aunt Gertie had that were given to Mom after Gertie passed. He will split them up with his brothers. Also mailed him the 2011 Christmas cards from Mom (4) that he will kindly mail to his brothers. Mom has always showed concern for those boys. Still does!