The Spickermann Family and Uncle Alfred

Mum used to say: ‘Everyone in the Spickermann Family is useless except for one, and that is Grandfather. He is the only one who works hard and has achieved something. Everyone else in the family just likes to laze about, talking stupid things and not doing any work.’

I also remember Grandfather Joseph saying of my mother: ‘Lotte is a very good worker. Oleg should be very grateful for having such a good looking and hard working, smart wife.’

For Grandmother Hilda my Mum had absolutely no kind word. She thought that Grandmother should make a bit of an effort to keep up with Grandfather. And why could she not look after her appearance a bit better? Surely with the position that Grandfather held, she should attempt to be a bit more representative looking! Instead she let herself go and was just a…

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  1. Hallo liebe Freundin ja Arbeiten müssen wir ja alle ob jung, oder Alt,früher haben die Menschen mehr Arbeiten Müßen.Wünsche dir einen schönen Sonntag und alles liebe von mir Gislinde.

  2. Ja, das stimmt, liebe Gislinde, arbeiten müssen wir ja alle. Wie schön, wenn man eine Arbeit machen kann, die einen so richtig ausfüllt, nicht wahr? Ich glaube meine Mutter war eine besonders fleissige Person. Aber das heisst eigentlich nicht, dass all meine Verwandten furchtbare Faulenzer waren. Allerdings verbrachten sie wohl viel Zeit mit Debattieren, was meine Mutter wohl nicht sehr mochte. Mein Grossvater war Fabrikbesitzer und Senator gewesen. Wenn er debattierte, dann hatte das wohl ihrer Meinung nach mehr Hand und Fuss.
    Wünsche dir eine schöne Woche, Gislinde.
    Liebe Grüsse, Uta.

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