Tuesday, December 18, 2007

O Tannenbaum!



I've been enjoying this Christmas tree for many nights as we deliver across the street for work. Armando was a sweet darling and brought the tripod tonight and took this picture for me, so I could share it with you. Bless his heart, it was cold out there tonight! The tree is in Hanceville, Alabama. I went to college in this town.


The tree had me singing O Christmas tree in German. I remember the first part of the song only! I learned it in school when we lived in Frankfurt, Germany for three years.

O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
wie treu sind deine Blätter!
Du grünst nicht nur
  zur Sommerzeit,
Nein auch im Winter, wenn es schneit.
O Tannenbaum, o Tannin,
wie treu sind deine Blätter!


We lived in Germany when I was a baby too, but I don't remember that. I do however remember the kinder eggs with little prizes inside. I LOVED those. I would buy one kinder egg for "a mark" while my sister, much wiser than me, would buy a whole bag of nectarines for "a mark". I ended up eating my kinder egg and sometimes she would share it with me but I always finished the egg in a hurry. I liked making the little toy inside too. My sister felt sorry for me and usually shared her bag of nectarines with me. :) We liked the fruit and ice cream trucks that came around the neighborhoods in Germany. All the children ran when they heard the music playing.

Armando and I work this job for another 7 days. We plan to go to Chile for two months. I am going to bring my notebook to Chile so I will be posting pictures and blogging. When we come back, Armando will be looking for a job in his field. Let's hope I heal quickly!


Mary said...

The tree is beautiful. Armando does marvelous photography. Harry and I really enjoyed his Guntersville photos. I was also lucky enough to watch the crayfish via web cam. She was really dancing. (That was a few days ago and I may have told you about it. I'm old, you know, and sometimes I forget.)

Were you an Army brat? (I worked as a civilian analyst for the Dept of Defense for 20+ years.) It's really a plus when young people get to live in and learn about different countries. In my opinion, the world would be a much more peaceful place if cultures were blended during children's formative years.

I'm glad you will be able to blog from Chile. Two months is long enough to really live there. Visiting is nice but living is better. Chile and Peru are two countries I've always wanted to see first hand. Your pictures will allow me to have a realistic view of the country.

Concentrate on healing, Michelle, I'm thinking good thoughts for you.

junquedujour said...

well ain't you just the world traveler! that will be so wonderful for you and Armando. Is that where his family is?
If so, sure hope you get along with the family -- else it could be a very
2 months. hahahaha