Posts Tagged Germany

Let it Snow

Recent scenes of snow in the news made me think about my first exposure to snow in Germany. Until we arrived in Mannheim, Germany in 1962, we had lived in Georgia and snow was something I had glimpsed for about five minutes one fall. My first snow I remember my mother calling us to come outside and see the snow. My brother and I rushed outsside, where we saw large white flakes falling, then hitting the […]

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42-E Lincoln Avenue

Moving from small house in suburbia of Columbus, Georgia to across the ocean to a typical apartment building in Mannheim, Germany. . . was an adjustment for our military family.

Life would never be the same again.

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Foxy Lady

A Jimi Hendrix Memoir.

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My First Trip to Germany

Moving is always exciting, but a first trip overseas is very special indeed for a twelve year old.

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A Tribute To Benjamin Franklin Village Mannheim Germany

Vann Baker remembers Benjamin Franklin Village and reflects on how living there from 1962 through 1966 shaped his life.

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This Army Brat

Ever been to 17 different countries, 13 differnet schools, moved 7 times, and seen some of the greatest things in the world before you even turned 18?  Ray Wilhelm has, and this is his story.

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My Worst Year As a Brat

Not all Military Brat experiences were great.

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Once a Brat, Always a Brat!

The title says it all!

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Tanks . . . for the Memories

Let’s face it, if you grew up on Army posts you probably encountered more than a few tanks—working and non-working. And if you grew up with tanks practically in the back yard, like me, you probably have much more than a passing interest in what they are, what they can do and what they symbolize.

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Home?

“Home is where your family is, home is where your friends are, home is where your heart is.”

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Going Native

It was called, “living on the economy“, and depending on your viewpoint, it was either a great experience—or not.

For our family, and from my Military Brat viewpoint, our second trip to Germany in 1973 was a great experience.

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Castle Climbing in Germany

What was “West” Germany like in the 1960s? How did many U.S. military families spend their time?
Visiting small Germany towns and castle climbing, of course!

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Being An Army Brat

“Being an Army Brat, what does that exactly mean?”

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The Army Brat Itch

“I now live in Atlanta Georgia and I’m married to a guy who’s had basically 2 major moves in his life. We live in a small 2-bedroom bungalow and we’ve been discussing upgrading to a larger house. Suits me just fine. Or does it?”

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Christmas in Mannheim, Germany

Christmas in a foreign land can be fun—if the family is together.

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