Uta’s Diary

This morning, I had the wonderful sunlit park area totally to myself, that is, there was absolutely nobody else around! šŸ™‚

So, I had left my place a bit after 8 AM.

How early is that! šŸ˜€ I walked slowly. Always, after about twenty minutes, the walking gets easier and a bit faster. –

I contemplated, how a year ago we were still in the midst of lockdown. Yet, I am sure, last year there would have been quite a few people around with their dogs walking in this lovely, little park. So, what has changed?

When I got to the end of the walkway, I hugged two of my favourite, really magnificent trees. I noticed a bit of pink writing on the trunk of one of the trees. It said: Jesus saves!

From where I was standing, I could see this Covid Testing Station in the distance. And I saw a few cars driving around the Station! This Testing Station has been there now for many months, and is still there!

On my way back on the footpath I thought back to last year in October, when the lockdown had ended, and when one day Gerard with his dog Bentley had been walking along this footpath.

And then my thoughts went back to my childhood and to certain games we had played. When you made some kind of a mistake during a game, the rule was, you had to hand in some item that you carried on your body. To get this item back, there would later on a ‘judge’ decide, what you had to do to get it back.

At the time we had in every room of our apartment, a beautiful Kachelofen. With a fire in each Ofen, all the rooms would be lovely warm in winter. One of the tasks to get your stuff back, could be, that you had to ‘pray’ to an Ofen. There were certain words you had to say. It went like this:

Lieber Ofen, ich bete dich an:

Du hast keine Frau

und ich hab keinen Mann!

In Published by auntyuta it should say 6 great-grandchildren!

I don’t know, how to change this!

And I am not a wife anymore, but a widow.

Published by auntyuta

Auntie, Sister. Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Mother and Wife of German Descent I've lived in Australia since 1959 together with my husband Peter. We have four children, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. I started blogging because I wanted to publish some of my childhood memories. I am blogging now also some of my other memories. I like to publish some photos too as well as a little bit of a diary from the present time. Occasionally I publish a story with a bit of fiction in it. Peter, my husband, is publishing some of his stories under berlioz1935.wordpress.com

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