i should have learned german and spanish through osmosis by now, but . . .

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germany/switzerland

been there, done that — king ludwig’s (sleeping beauty castle). 1980.

in the late 50’s my dad was stationed at kaiserslautern, germany. i was a baby when we lived there — don’t remember any of it, but my mom told me she encouraged her housekeeper, helmi, to answer my two-year-old “who, what…