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Nineteen-fifty-seven was a mixed year. We were in the middle of the cold war and it was hotting up. The Soviet Union was sending one satellite after the other up into orbit. One satellite even had a dog, Laika, on board. That is how they celebrated their forty year existence by scaring the shit out of the West. It looked like the West had lost the Space race.

In February Uta’s maternal Grandma, Olga , passed away in an East-Berlin hospital. Uta had visited her on the night before and took some pineapple pieces to her  Grandma enjoyed them very much. Not bad as your last meal on earth.

In August of that year our daughter Gaby was born. Despite our happiness having her our life did not look that rosy. For me the year started with having a new job, but I still managed to finish the year without…

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    1. Thanks for reblogging this story. Life was tough in those days. But we came through it. When young one is sometimes impulsive and not all goes to plan. Difficulties are often self created. But what we expect from life?

  1. Das war bestimmt ein schönes Jahr für euch, liebe Freundin schöner Text.Heute haben wir mal Sonne in Köln aber sehr Kalt.Wünsche dir ein schönes sonniges weekend und alles Liebe von mir.Gislinde

  2. Es war die Zeit als wir von Berlin nach Düsseldorf zogen, liebe Gislinde. Wir lebten dann bei meinem Vater in Düsseldorf bis zu unserer Auswanderung nach Australien..Im Februar 1959 stellten wir uns bei der Australischen Botschaft in Köln vor zu einem Interview. Wir fuhren mit dem Zug von Düsseldorf nach Köln. mit unseren zwei kleinen Töchtern. Gaby war 18 Monate und Monika gerade mal 2 Monate alt! Drei Monate später waren wir dann schon unterwegs nach Australien.
    Bei uns soll es am Wochenende wesentlich kühler werden. So geht der Sommer hier langsam seinem Ende zu. Wünsche dir ein recht gemütliches, ruhiges Wochenende und viel Sonnenschein! Recht liebe Grüsse, Uta.

  3. To play along, you create a post, using the weekend’s theme (this week Anticipation). Then you come to my weekend theme post, and leave a comment that also has a link (copy the address from your browser is as easy way) then other people will follow the link to come and read.

    If you like to see more, go to last week’s weekend theme and follow some of those links to see how many different ways there are to play along with us.

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    1. Thanks for explaining it all to me, dear Sidey. Today, Saturday, I had another attack of bad health. Still feel quite unwell. This sounds like a cop-out, but I really have a few health problems at the moment. Have to see the doctor again on Monday. I might recover quickly and still be able to write something. We’ll see.

    1. I’m on antibiotics now because of a gum infection. I hope it’s going to clear up soon. Thanks, Eliz, for your good wishes. It’s now only one more week to Easter!

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