While we were in Bruch, Germany, over the Christmas holidays; we visited most all of my wife’s family living throughout the Eifel – and here my wife’s brother and father share a moment of conversation.
David relaxes over the holidays with his uncle while visiting his aunt and uncle’s apartment in Bruch; and it was this opportunity to relax and unwind for a few days that recharged our batteries for our return to England.
In this picture candles are lit for a few minutes of enjoyment on David’s aunt and uncle’s Christmas tree; and with care and a tile floor below the tree the opportunity to enjoy lighted candles on a Christmas tree reminded us of days long ago.
My wife’s aunt always celebrated her birthday with a party between Christmas and New Years – and here my father-in-law and I share a moment during the festivities.
Relaxing at my wife’s aunt’s birthday party was a nice time to unwind and rest for a while – prior to reentering the world of Night Low Level Terrain Following Radar (TFR) sorties in the F-111E back in England.
On another visit while making the rounds to see all the relatives while we were back in the Eifel, David’s great-great-aunt and great-great-uncle share some fun with him over the holidays.
David shares a piece of cake with his grandfather and great-grandmother – that she herself baked of course – at her home in Schweich, Germany, over the holidays.
David’s great-grandmother’s house in Schweich was a small “Oma” house that she had lived in by herself for many, many years as a widow – but there was always plenty of room to pull up a chair and enjoy coffee and cake.
Here David’s great-grandmother explains something to David to which he is very attentive – and it is these cross generational opportunities that become so very precious.
The individual lesson that David is learning from his great-grandmother in this photo was lost years ago, but the experience of the moment was probably just as important for David’s great-grandmother as it was for him.