“Travels to a Different Time” : 13August1975: Lahr, Germany: Meeting up with Fritz

Up for a continental breakfast. Not sure how many more of those I can take. Off to the autobahn via a tram and stupid me forgot to buy a ticket. I thought the conductor would come and take payment. Well “control” came and bawled me out in a nasty voice and threatened to confiscate my passport. I’d fight him to the death over that. I paid and he stormed off. There were 8 people on the autobahn hitching. I have never seen so many! I phoned Fritz before getting a lift. I took a tram from Basel to the German border and he picked me up there and went to his home which was very nice. What really happened between my mother and Fritz I am not quite sure. He has aged and looks preoccupied and nervous. On edge. We had a beer and a light supper It was a tense reunion He insisted in driving me to camping at Lahr. His wife is in a psychiatric institution in Frieberg. Lahr was quiet until a convoy of Canadian tanks rolled by on its way to the Canadian army base.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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