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Old 03-14-2005, 03:16 PM   #1
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Question Anyone here from Germany or having German backgrounds?

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I am new here and was just wondering if anyone else on this site is living in Germany (except for Karaburun:)) or has German backgrounds?

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Old 03-14-2005, 04:39 PM   #2
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Gee, does living in Germany when I was a child (65-68) count? Probably not much! (Landstuhl, Ramstein, and Wiesbaden. Yes, military.). Loved it and wouldn't mind a return trip some day.
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Old 03-14-2005, 05:18 PM   #3
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Hey !

I was there the same time as Claire my dad was in the Air Force and my mother is german I actually ended up going to german school 1st thru 4th grade and lived with my Oma und Opa in Alsenborn/Enkenbach I spoke fluent german then but alas Ive forgotton most of it.How ever when I went for a visit xmas 1999 to see my aunt after leaving 8-) 30 years before I was surprised how much I still really understood .
I miss it and not to mention the food.
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Old 03-14-2005, 06:14 PM   #4
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Well I was going to marry a German woman.
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Old 03-14-2005, 06:22 PM   #5
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You said a mouthful! My heritage is all German. My father born in Wesphila and my husband's father in Heidelberg. Do you know where any of these places are? One of our close friend always talks about the movie Das Boot as he was on that submarine. He sure has some stories. What do German people think of Americans? In my opinion, I think most of the German people I have met are so immaculate with their homes as well as their cooking. They always impress me when I am invited to their into their homes. It always seems to make me realize my own lack of maintaining the house. They can really cook too. Do you think this is something typical of German people? Interested to hear your response
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The Germans are immaculate last time I was thereI really noticed it they also dont have alot of clutter as some Americans :) do me included.They dont appear as materialistic sticking to the tried and true.When I visited my aunt you had to wipe down the bath and tub every time you used it.

She even had a sign in the guest toilet which is just for people who are there a few hour instructing the men to sit on toilet rather than stand when using.
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The Germans are immaculate last time I was thereI really noticed it they also dont have alot of clutter as some Americans :) do me included.They dont appear as materialistic sticking to the tried and true.When I visited my aunt you had to wipe down the bath and tub every time you used it.

She even had a sign in the guest toilet which is just for people who are there a few hour instructing the men to sit on toilet rather than stand when using.
did you ever go back? Bet you felt intimadated somewhat. But it was good intimadation. Made one realize what we should all strive to be. I bet you liked to visit \ them. They always made me feel so secure. As if they really liked me. Not like Americans who want you to match up to their expectations. Seems like they never judged me whether I was fat of not too fat. I truly enjoyed their company. Very friendly. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-15-2005, 03:15 AM   #8
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Hello !

I am a German/american living in Germany since 1991. I moved hear to Aachen from Marion, Indiana and it was at first a big Culture shock for me.
My Father is German and my Mother is American , so I have a little bit of both in my blood. I try to keep house like the Germans do, but not as Immaculate as some other Germans and try to keep the acceptations of my German Husband.
I do like my life here in Germany, but also miss some of the typical American things and enjoy going back to visit.
Its very interesting to hear how small our World is and its nice to hear other ones talk about Germany.
HOpe to hear somemore stories!
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Old 03-15-2005, 03:17 AM   #9
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yes, I know where both of those places are. My Daddy is from Dresden. Do you know where that is?
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Old 03-15-2005, 11:05 AM   #10
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I adore Germany !Many fond memories growing up there.Would love to go back again someday the biggest problem with that is my huge fear of flying although I have gone on airplanes its just plain scary to me.
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