“Travels to a Different Time” :August 25, 1971: East and West Germany: Heidi Has a Sobbing Fest: My Escape From East Germany

Summing up today it was a bit of excitement and disappointment. Heidi, Mom and I had an early breakfast then Heidi’s boyfriend called and for some reason Heidi broke out in sobs. Such a nice person must endure tears and sadness. What did Michael do wrong? With dry eyes we were out the door andContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” :August 25, 1971: East and West Germany: Heidi Has a Sobbing Fest: My Escape From East Germany”

“Travels to a Different Time” :August 22, 1971: West Berlin: Breakfast Disaster and The Passport Goes For A Trip!

Up at 10 to make breakfast which was a disaster and even poor Heidi groaned. Michael came over at 1:30 and we were setting off to The British Officer’s Club for a swim. Mom said she couldn’t find her passport. Have you ever lost your passport in a foreign country? Mass panic. We turned ourContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” :August 22, 1971: West Berlin: Breakfast Disaster and The Passport Goes For A Trip!”

“Travels to a Different Time ” : August 16, 1971: West Berlin, East Berlin; East Berlin Glum and Drab

A late breakfast of hamburger and off to East Berlin through Checkpoint Charlie. We arrive at the checkpoint and yes Mom forgot the passport so back we went to pick them up. We had to register and check out with the staff at Checkpoint Charlie and then we walked into East Berlin and into aContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time ” : August 16, 1971: West Berlin, East Berlin; East Berlin Glum and Drab”

“Travels to a Different Time” : August 12, 1971: My 15th Birthday in Three Countries and The Communists Throw My Passport In My Face: “Kennedy” is Not Appreciated in the DDR! A Birthday Present of Memories!

We woke up today in our hunting lodge in the Black Forest and Fritz was in bad shape with a runny ear and a bad headache. We have been disease free in Yugoslavia for two months and we come to Germany and Fritz and Mom are sick! Have we imported a Yugoslavian plague? We wentContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : August 12, 1971: My 15th Birthday in Three Countries and The Communists Throw My Passport In My Face: “Kennedy” is Not Appreciated in the DDR! A Birthday Present of Memories!”