Category Archives: Childhood Memories

The Sisters (Part II)

The girl settled into the routine at the children’s home. She wasn’t too keen on the food, especially when the bread tasted just awful on some mornings. Some of the other kids were of the opinion that the bakers hadn’t … Continue reading

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The Sisters (Part I)

The girl’s parents had decided to go on a holiday without the children as her mother had only recently recovered from a serious illness and needed some time to recover. So for six weeks, the entire length of the summer … Continue reading

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The Leather Shorts

The girl had a new teacher for her second year in primary school, Fräulein Alscher, a bespectacled teacher in her thirties who radiated authority. As the “Fräulein” (Miss) indicated, the teacher was a spinster. She lived with her elderly mother … Continue reading

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The Gift

School was great! The girl wanted to learn, especially reading and writing. Her grandfather owned a bookshop in town with countless shiny new books on sale for adults and children. Her mother always read to her and her brother at bedtime and they … Continue reading

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