From: Cathy L on
On Wed, 3 Oct 2007 22:47:11 +0100, d4g4h4(a)yahoo.co.uk (David Horne,
_the_ chancellor (*)) wrote:

>Lennart Petersen <lennart.petersen(a)swipnet.se> wrote:
>
>[]
>> No. Cologne and Nuremberg are both correct spelling in English.
>> I didn't include them in the 15 out of 35 misspelled names.
>> But was it Wittenburg or Wittenberg ? Quite different places.
>> And the whole story is a joke... right ?
>
>Jeez, I hope so!

Exactally what "story" are you referring to?

Cathy
From: Cathy L on
On Wed, 03 Oct 2007 13:37:27 -0700, "EvelynVogtGamble(Divamanque)"
<evgmsop(a)earthlink.net> wrote:

>
>
>Cathy L wrote:
>
>> On Wed, 03 Oct 2007 14:04:55 +0200, Martin <me(a)address.invalid> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Jens corrected your spelling so that when you next mention any of these places
>>>you will be able to spell them correctly.
>>>
>>>By the way how was your meeting with your long lost relatives?
>>
>>
>> Bill wasn't very correct with not adding the umlauts and all. I do
>> think everyone got the drift of where we went though. Obviously it was
>> just an attempt to make fun of him. I don't think there is a lot of
>> difference between Cologne and K´┐Żln, do you?
>
>Not if you discount both spelling and pronunciation!
>(Granted, it's the same city - but how would you know, since
>apparently you didn't stop long enough there - or anywhere
>else - to actually SEE it?)

We stayed at he Holiday Inn, at the Koln airport. The same hotel as
last years tour.

Cathy
From: Cathy L on
On Wed, 03 Oct 2007 23:40:33 +0200, Martin <me(a)address.invalid> wrote:

>On Wed, 03 Oct 2007 14:09:46 -0400, Cathy L <lederer123(a)optonline.net> wrote:
>
>
>>My possible relatives were not home when we went to their house. I
>>left a bunch of "family tree", papers in their mail box. Along with
>>our e-mail address. We have been exchanging pictures for the past
>>week. We are not positive of the connection, but it looks like we
>>might be related.
>
>That must have been a big disappointment for you all. Didn't you tell them you
>were coming?

We didn't know them before we went. We used the on line Germany phone
directory. It gave us four names in the town we had. So, we just
talked to people in the town and were directed to a particular family.
Even though, in communicating with this one, they say all of them in
the town are related.

Cathy
From: Cathy L on
On Wed, 3 Oct 2007 18:05:46 -0500, "Gregory Morrow"
<TheKillingOfSisterGeorge(a)mercycroft.net> wrote:

>
>Martin wrote:
>
>> On Wed, 03 Oct 2007 14:09:46 -0400, Cathy L <lederer123(a)optonline.net>
>wrote:
>>
>>
>> >My possible relatives were not home when we went to their house. I
>> >left a bunch of "family tree", papers in their mail box. Along with
>> >our e-mail address. We have been exchanging pictures for the past
>> >week. We are not positive of the connection, but it looks like we
>> >might be related.
>>
>> That must have been a big disappointment for you all. Didn't you tell them
>you
>> were coming?
>
>
>There's that pesky language barrier...

Yes, it would be wonderful to know how to speak German. This relative
writes perfect English, in his e-mails. The two men we talked to, on
the street, spoke very good English. We met an older woman, in the
cemetery, that didn't speak a work of English. She tried so hard to
communicate with us. We used our little book as best we could.

We stopped at the only restaurant / hotel in the town. We would have
loved to have stayed there, but the two rooms they had were taken. We
talked to five men that were guests there. Four were from Ohio and one
from Switzerland. They were doing extensive genealogy research. They
showed us over a hundred pages of family tree information. They
offered us their appointment at the courthouse in Bamberg for the next
day. They weren't going to use it. The man from Switzerland looked up
his notes and said we were related, way back when.

Cathy


From: d4g4h4 on
Cathy L <lederer123(a)optonline.net> wrote:

> On Wed, 3 Oct 2007 22:47:11 +0100, d4g4h4(a)yahoo.co.uk (David Horne,
> _the_ chancellor (*)) wrote:
>
> >Lennart Petersen <lennart.petersen(a)swipnet.se> wrote:
> >
> >[]
> >> No. Cologne and Nuremberg are both correct spelling in English.
> >> I didn't include them in the 15 out of 35 misspelled names.
> >> But was it Wittenburg or Wittenberg ? Quite different places.
> >> And the whole story is a joke... right ?
> >
> >Jeez, I hope so!
>
> Exactally what "story" are you referring to?

Yours. Isn't it a parody?

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