Though ourparental home, builtin 1955 ina settlement forrefugeesfrom East Prussiaand Silesia. "1 german Morgen"agriculture(approximately 1800 m²) was one of themand
had to bemanagedfirst. The rightextension withutility room,garageand achicken coopcame later.And in the 1. floora small apartment fortenants. I raised upwith my sister, 2 cousins, grandma, grandpa andtheauntsonhere.
The cohesion of thesettlerswas great, they helpedeach other,
Our grandfatherwasin SensburgatKönigsberg,a
realestate managerand real tuff Prussian. Iwas madefamiliar withworkingon agriculture,digging, fruit and vegetablestochickenslaughter.
At an age of 12,Ialready wentwith the bike, the take the eggstocustomers.Besidesthe chickenswe had acat. We also gota German Shepherd, with whom I madelongwalks
in theforest. It wasa great time.
Itwas rebuilta lotover the years, we reduced in thetimetheagriculture.Was made from the chicken coopa workshop forme and I couldlive outmycrafting skills.
Schwimmigpoolwitha well andlots of grassfollowed.The expansion of thefirstFloor in the main house came later.
My sister and I
were brought up by two sisters (Selma and Hilde) of our mother. We were born on the farm in the Odenwald
of our Father.Unfortunately, our mother had stomach cancer, was brought
together and maintained with us to the aunts in Hilden, close to Düsseldorf.When I was 6 years old, she passed away.
1996 and Selma for a home accident, she broke the fall both upper arms and was maintained in the hospital bed after a chaotic hospital stay in the living room.Hilde was formerly a head nurse. Selma was disabled veterans, had at the escape a shell splinter in
the lungs and got the highest level of care.
From today's perspective, I would say it has been maintained to death, there were just too
many nursing programs.
Auntie Hilde wanted to emigrate again to Andalusia with my sister.
My sister had
emigrated in the 80-ies years ever to Andalucia and on a finca in the mountains with her husband failed. Except Spansich, drinking red wine and the mountain village life she has apparently learned
nothing from it.
Later I researched that
the finca was apparently bought with a handshake and absolutely no proof that it belonged to here.
Andalucia is fantastic and offers many options.Only if one takes his problems out of Germany and by that
I mean not just the alcohol, running away can not improve anything.Drink more red wine was no solution ..... the
In short: it was decided that the house to renovate and after
that to sell.
My sister got a written power of attorney as a co-owner of the house from Hilde.
My sister flew with her
now estranged husband to Andalusia and they rented a cottage on the beach for the aunt and they returned to Germany. Auntie unceremoniously grabbed her things and flew to Spain. My Sister has never made a driver's license and had to rely on a driver.
If the problems
started right, little sister got to know the young man who would help us with the renovation of the house. He soon revealed himself as
a junkie.She was then barely responsive and now everything better.Was drunk more often in here off time. One day she fired the open fire place withglulam wood. The fireplace overheated and caught fire in the attic.I had not noticed that and already gone to sleep at that time.
Neighbors called the fire
department and I could only grab a coat and my papers, I was already drawn out by fire men. At minus 15 °, 4h long, I had to watch as the house despite and five fire trucks, burned
out the upper floor.
Sister should have tried, with a little bucket, totally drunk, to
extinguish the fire.She was just brought out of the house and the house has
been locked after the deletion night.After spending a night with
friends, I sat down with my insurance in conjunction.
I had some years ago made a treaty change, because my son was so enthralled and Alexander during his visits that he was careless when tinkering and almost had once nearly set the carpet on
fire. So I had everything insured at the original price and the plus package.(I can only recommend to anyone.) For 2 months, the
insurance paid the temporary accommodation with full board.
"The know-it-all sister" was not insured and has almost lost
everything.The house was in ruins and the booze Versicheung not paid.
The house was an ice palace at -15 ° C and thefirefighting
water.Only with the crowbar I
could search the burning residues for useable, there was not much, the flames and thefirefighting water had done all the work. This was the firstChristmas Day 1996. After
some time aunty called urgent for help from Spain, the cottage in which she lived was now dilapidated, drew it and constantly had to be replaced, the gas cylinder for heating and cooking.Since here helped fortunately a neighbor.
For shopping, there
was only near the campsite in about 2km away and she had to march with their 85 years the route on foot.
How can they,
even in the fog of alcohol as a scrap dwelling without infrastructure and only easily accessible by car, hire a place like this for an old lady ......
If the alcohol is more important than a human life!!!!!!! I am now
even more foul than pissed. How can a person who has
renounced many things in life to raise two kids, do that .....
One of my cousins, Theo said to be equal to accompany me to
Andalusia. Now I was pressed for time and could not finnish all things,
but the cry of here was bad.
I (almost 9
meters long) bought a 16 year old U.S. Pace Arrow motorhome a GM big block engine with 7.4 liters and 220 hp, with a truck automatic, for the two aunts, a year ago. Photos at Pech oder Schicksal .With that, I wanted to take them on long
trips, possibly to East Prussia, they would like to once again see their homeland, where they grew up.
was 16 years old, the engine is indestructible for some beefing also very comfortable, with beds for 6 persons, proper toilet and large shower room, 2 air conditioners with gas and electric, a
4.5 KW generator, even was a small gas oven in there. Theo
knew the route well anddrew, to Andalusia, the "U.S. Pace Arrow.
I even bought a 1.2 ton trailer for the 16 V golf, we packed everything to still use what was in the house and seller and drove off. After
some time the Pace Arrow began to spin, he had 2 fuel tanks, but also by switching back and forth, it was not some point further, by short
cool offs we continued unpredictable.
In France, I fell a little behind Theo, he had taken speed before an
uphill run.I was just with the
trailer on the high bridge when a gust caught me, I had toincreasespeed just full throttle around the looping trailer. Availed nothing, the golf was pushed transversely and the trailer tipped already in the dark
was coming, we were in a night mare, huge headlights came toward me, slowed down, in french the drivers just lamenting short, in french, set up the trailer and told me I should quickly come up to
speed ... vite vite ...
was at least 5 heavy truck trains are on track since gone into the braks was twitching and jerking of the1.2 t trailer again, took less than 5 minutes.
Golf 16 V is approved for 1.2 tonnes trailer load, because of the high hp numbers, I think, 1 t, would have been right, the overrun brake had been tested, but as a real blast get him to the
Theo waited behind the hill and was irritated.We drove to a bigger parking lot and stayed for night time.
With the gasoline quirks the motorhome, we went to Andalucia 2600 km tolerably
Unfortunately, the information
on the phone were very confusing, I got the impression she now lived conveniently in a larger house. It was a small bungalow, an apartment with more a loo, not more than 20 square meters. So I dragged too much and I 2/3 throw away later.She also wanted to
hardly anything of the things.
I had secretly orphaned container looking into
which I could throw from the fine spring frame for odds and ends from her bed to her room.
Arrived at Auntie, my cusin properly cooked for her, she was in a pitiful state.Very slowly, right after meals and society, her condition improved
slightly. After a few days Theo unfortunately had to fly
back home, he was retired, but the family was waiting.I bought a ticket, got him a window seat and thanked him very
much that he had taken part in the tour de force.
to be contiued!! Images of the insurance company about the
fire to be seen at: Pech oder Schicksal
Der Anfang - 1980 - eine schnelle Übersicht - The Start - 1980 -a quick view -
Muster Beach Cottage - Sample Beach Cottage -
Mein Freund Titus und ich am Esstisch, ein Schnappschuß.
-My friend Titus any me at the Dining Table, a snapshot -
In meiner Zeit als Flugbegleiter machten mein bester Freund Eddie (rechts) und ich (mitte) im Jahre1980 in Sri Lanka Urlaub. Er war auch gerade geschieden worden und brauchte Abwechslung. Wir
hatten von einem Kollegen einige Geschenke im Gepäck und lernten so die Familie von Titus kennen. Es enstand eine herzliche Freundschaft, die bis heute besteht.
In my timeas a flight attendant, Itookmy best friendEddie(right)and I(center)inthe year1980 on a holidayin SriLanka. We
learnedthrougha colleague, the family of Titusknow. It
ariseda warm friendshipthatexists today.
Mein bester Freund Eddie (leider schon verstorben) und ich vor einer Dagoba.
My bestfriendEddie(unfortunatelyalreadydeceased)and me in frontof adagoba.
Mein Freund Titus und ich vor einer Dagoba.
MyfriendTitus andmein front of adagoba.
Hier in einem buddhistischen Tempel.
Here in a buddhist temple-
Titus verdiente sein Geld durch Touren über die Insel. Er wollte einen Mietwagen bestellen um mit uns eine Dschungeltour zu machen.
Eddie und ich sind Handwerker und waren auf Abenteuer aus, außerdem sollte er etwas mehr Gewinn haben und überredeten ihn mit seinem 27 Jahre alten Ford Anglia die Tour zu machen. Einen großen
Werkzeukasten und eine Rolle Draht waren mit dabei.
Es waren unterwegs nur kleine Reparaturen notwendig: 2 Zündkabel mussten etwas gekürzt werden und der Lichtmaschienen Riemen wieder gespannt.
Man konnte im hinteren Bereich durch große Löcher die Strasse sehen und bei richtigen Schauern kam das Wasser ins Auto, aber wird hatten viel Spaß.
Von der fantastischen unvergesslichen Tour fehlen mir noch Fotos, die ich bald noch einstellen werde.
Titusearned his moneythroughtours of theisland.Hewanted to ordera cartotake us on ajungle tour.
Eddieand Iare craftsmen andwereouton
adventures, and he shouldhavea littlemoreincomeand convincedhim with his27 yearsold FordAngliatomake the tour. A largetool boxandaroll of wirewere there.
repairsneededon the road: 2spark plug wirehad tobe shortenedand thealtenatorbelttensionagain.
You could seethe road thru large holes in the rear, andatrightshowersthe water cameinto the car,butweenjoyed the tour so much and had lots of fun.
Fromthe fantasticmemorable tourI still needphotos and I hope, thatI willsoonsetyet.
Auch im Busch traf man freundliche Menschen.
Es wurde viel gebadet.
Also in the bushwe metfriendly
people. There has been muchbathed.
Titus bereitete bei den Behörden die Anmeldung einer public L.T.D. vor und wir konnten im Osten der Insel, im Vogelschutzgebiet eine Plantage kaufen, die von einem
Zyclon überrannt wurde und fast ohne Palmen angeboten wurde.
Die Anlage wurde Suriya Village Resort L.T.D benannt. (Suriya = Sonne) Village=Dorf, Siedlung
L.T.D. = GmbH
Im Deutschen nicht ganz zu übersetzen, im Englischen eine tyische Namensgebung.
Vielleicht kommt Urlaub-Sonnensiedlung GmbH sehr nah.
authoritiesan application for apublicLTDandbeforewe could buya plantationin the eastof the island,bird sanctuary,which wasoverrun byacycloneandwas
The plant wasnamedSuriyaVillage ResortLTD. (Suriya =sun).
Der Strand war ideal für Kinder und ältere Urlauber, über etwa eine Strecke von 100m konnte man im flachen Wasser waten.
Einige unserer Arbeiter im feierlichen Outfit bereit zum Besuch im Tempel.
Thebeachwas ideal forthe
elderly and children, over a distance ofabout100myou couldwadein shallow water. Some of ourworkersin a festiveoutfit.
Unser kleiner Truck.
Titus links, Mitte einer unserer Fahrer, rechts der Koch.
Our small Truck.
Titusleft, center,one of our drivers,
the right, thecook.
Bei unserem anderen sehr guten Freund, Nihal, in Colombo, waren meine EX und Alexander gut aufgehoben.
Nihal und seine Familie haben uns sehr mit Rat und Tat geholfen.
Als Mensch Geschäftsmann war er einfach top.
Er hat eine Motoren Reparatur Fabrik und privat einige tolle Fahrzeuge.
Hier sein Allrad....
Auch ein Ford T4 war dabei.
friend, Nihal, in Colombo, myEXand Alexanderwerein good hands.
He, and his family helped us a lot, advices and
Also as a businessman,hewas great.
Nihalhas aengine repairfactory andprivate great vehicles.
Here is hisfour-wheel Evena FordT4was there.
Zu Besuch bei Nihal, Besprechung für einen Jagdausflug.
VisitingNihal,meetingfor ahunting trip.
Das war gemütlich, direkt am Wohnzimmer ein kleiner Innenhof mit offenem Dach.
Wenn es regnete, ein unbeschreibliches Gefühl, der Ruhe und in den Tropen zu sein.
Itwas cozy, right at the living rooma smallcourtyardwith openroof. Ifit rainedan indescribablefeelingof peace andbeing inthe tropics.
Man traf sich oft mit Freunden
Hier, mit Upali, Rechtsanwalt und ein guter Freund.
Als er zum ersten mal nach Deutschland kam, war richtiger Winter und hoher Schnee.
Es war kaum zu glauben, ein gestandener Jurist wälzte sich im Schnee, den er nur aus dem TV kannte.
Here, withUpali, a lawyer and
a good friend.
When he came toGermanyfor the first time,
wasreal winteranddeep snow.
It washard to believe thata solidlawyerrolled in thesnow, which he knew only fromthe TV.
Nach meiner Trennung mit einem einheimischen Mädel
After mybreakup with alocalgirl
Irgenwie hatte ich das Gefühl man wollte mich wieder verheiraten.
SomehowI had the feelingthey wantedto marry meagain.
Von einem Künstler hatten wir ein Pappmodell der Anlage erstellen lassen, das der dann für uns malte.
Später haben wir diese Vorlage als Visitenkartenlayout genommen.
By an artistweodered tocreate
acardboard modelof the Resort, thathe thenpainted forus.
Later,we tookthisas a
Auf einigen Routen kann man tatsächlich wilde Elefantenherden sehen. Auf dieser Fahrt waren es etwa 30 Tiere( Leider keine Fotos mehr) Daher hier ein link online
Onsome routesyou can
actuallysee wildelephant herds. (Sorry, no more photos) Here an herd of 30 animals online link.
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