Uta’s Diary

19 May

In my ‘Childhood Memories’ I published this:

https://auntyuta.com/2016/05/24/my-paternal-grandparents/

In this post I wrote about the birth of my little brother. This ‘little’ brother is about to turn 80. Yes, on the 9th of June this year he is going to be 80. He still lives in Berlin in a home for the aged  where he is well looked after. On a visit to Berlin I was able to see brother Bodo on his 78th birthday. My younger brother Peter Uwe also came to Berlin at the time. So two years ago, on the 9th of June, Peter Uwe and I  went together to see our brother Bodo!   Now, in 2018, he is going to turn 80 . . . . !

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Bodo and Peter Uwe on the 9th of June 2016

So some time ago I published among other things the following:

9.Juni 1938 Bodo ist nur ein paar Stunden alt

On the 9th of June 1938 my brother Bodo Alexander was born. He was born at home in our apartment in Berlin, Bozener Strasse. Here in this picture he is only a few hours old. I was thrilled to have a baby brother! I believed the ‘Klapperstorch’ had brought him. Mum’s sister Ilse was very excited about this addition to the family as well. Later on I always heard stories about how this home delivery took place. And I did sleep through all of it.When I woke up in the morning, Tante Ilse led me to the cot in the parent’s bedroom. And surprise, surprise, der Klapperstorch had brought a beautiful baby boy. I do remember how he was there in his cot. Later on was  taken the above picture where the baby is in Mum’s bed and I am beside Mum looking at my beautiful little brother.

3 Responses to “Uta’s Diary”

  1. The Emu May 19, 2018 at 3:29 pm #

    You certainly have a lifetime of memories and great moments Uta
    What a great moment to recall and cherish after all these years, the birth of a baby brother and a loving sister to watch over his years. Congratulations to you and Bodo.

    • auntyuta May 19, 2018 at 4:11 pm #

      Thank you. Ian. 🙂
      Maybe when I was a young child, I took some care of my ‘little’ brother. Unfortunately as we grew up, things changed quite a bit. Peter Uwe, being three years younger than Bodo, was more of a ‘mate’ to Bodo. I think they had some good teen-age years together. They shared a lot of good friends who regarded Bodo the leader of that group of friends. Later on they each went their own ways. I am sorry to say, Bodo’s life as an adult gradually became very difficult. It is more or less a ‘miracle’ that he is still alive. He became very estranged from family and friends. Probably mainly alcohol addiction is to blame for his difficult life, but other things as well . . . .

  2. doesitevenmatter3 May 19, 2018 at 5:19 pm #

    What wonderful memories, Uta!
    Happy 80th Birthday to Bodo in June!
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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