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    are on this side.I came to the USA in 1992 to Texas in 2000.Is like the say I got to TX as fast as I could Ulla

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    Hallo wie gehts :):):)
    I came over in 1971 and you are almost my neighbor...Fort Sill -Oklahoma
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    hi Cynnja es ist gut mal was deutsches zu hoeren(is nice to hear some german once in awhile

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    Does one generation removed count? My parents were born in Germany.

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    My great grandfather was born in Germany. Does that count?

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    All my great grandparents were from Germany.
    Last name: Steiner, Krebs, Holekamp, Baker

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    My great grandfather was from Germany. Last name: Piltz

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    My Greatgrandparents were from Germany . last name Radke.

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    my paternal ancestors were German, Ehlers and Kaiser

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    My Dad's mother was German, her name was Nettie Neughmier or Neughmyer or something close to that. Mom wrote it down for me once and I put it somewhere safe...haven't found it in ages.
    Most of the kids called her Oma but Grandma was better at that day and time, late 30s.

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    I thought the punchline was going to be "does it take to screw in a light bulb", lol!

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    I like Killeen, my dear SIL was stationed there, the biggest Army base in America I think. When visiting they took me all over, it is a nice town but surprising in that it seemed every house was made from brick.
    Try to have someone take you to see that famous statue on base. It's a little Iraqi girl patting the shoulder of a grieving soldier. Very moving display. SIL took me there since I'd seen it online.
    Daughter teaches there, she likes it.

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    Hallo wie gehts

    I am a HALF KRAUT....my mutti came to US via CAnada back in 1958! SHe is from Berlin. She is now the last of her family alive. SHe misses having someone to speak GErman with!

    Welcome to America and to the QB...

    PS..my children are also more German than I! Their father's father was from Hanover! So dad was a half kraut and mom is a half kraut..my boys are ALL kraut..hehehe
    While living in Italy, the Italian shop owner's always spoke German to me..they thought for sure I was Germania, no Americana...because I actually shopped on the economy and not at the base!

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    I've got German blood and know how to say Bratwurst!

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    My uncle married a girl from Germany so now I have an aunt Ingrid. My husband's last name is German...Niswonger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy89
    are on this side.I came to the USA in 1992 to Texas in 2000.Is like the say I got to TX as fast as I could Ulla
    Hallo, alle mit einander!!! Wie geht's?
    I've met my husband in Berlin (born and bread there), got married there and since then we are moving around the world.
    But we are starting to think about retirement...maybe California?

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    I lived in Giessen, Germany for 3 years...does that count?

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    I lived in Giessen, Germany for 3 years...does that count?

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    its great to see so many people here are part german and remember that.I am all excited to to hear about it.We have a real german bakery here, the baker is a real german and his bread and broetchen are just like home.Sadly all the cakes and sweets too.Thinking about the width of my future waist :roll:

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    That makes me thirsty. Hehehehe

    Quote Originally Posted by kateyb
    My great grandfather was from Germany. Last name: Piltz

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    guten abend,
    i was raised by a german step mother who was from a small town called bergheim not far from the army base in budingen.i got to spend my summers there and travel all over europe. the relatives there were so good to me that I didn't want to come home. growing up in ca they had a german-american organization we belonged to that was a lot of fun maybe they have one where you live you might like. it is funny thinking about back then when i came to live with her and my dad i was from the hills in nc and spoke the hillbilly way and she was just learning english so we kind of developed our own language half german and half english, people on either side of the ocean couldn't under stand but that is what we would use when talking to each other. had to get rid of the fixins, reckons and ain't though being in ca. before that i lived with my cherokee grandmom but don't remember any of her terms anymore.wish i did. my dad would tease me being a hillbilly raised in the german way. my poor mom had alot of bad habits to break when she got me lol. it was funny when my dad would come home and she was so proud of a new word i taught her and would want to know what it meant come to find it was a 4 letter word boy did i get in trouble. hahahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by samifel
    I lived in Giessen, Germany for 3 years...does that count?

    Hope so, I lived in Bann, GE 7 years...
    :wink:

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    Since 2000 I have US citizenship, but I came over in '82.

    There is a wonderful German Quiltingboard that is very much like this one.

    patchwork-quilt-forum.de

    I play there a little bit so I can learn or keep up with German quilt terminology.

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    gosh, had to click back in and say thank you for the memories. i have been sitting here laughing all evening thinking back. and wanted to share this story:
    If you can imagine my poor step mom being a very proper and mannered german lady being called to talk to my teacher in grade school and never had kids of her own. i still remember her face getting redder and redder as the teacher went on to explain she thought something was wrong with me cause when she gave the assignment I wrote a big fantasy story about my favorite pet being a pet pig. she could hardly choke out the words that it was true and was so red like a red crayon. by the time we got home and she told my dad he just made her mad then cause all he could do is double up laughing. also i bet she never thought today she would be concidered a cougar lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy89
    its great to see so many people here are part german and remember that.I am all excited to to hear about it.We have a real german bakery here, the baker is a real german and his bread and broetchen are just like home.Sadly all the cakes and sweets too.Thinking about the width of my future waist :roll:
    Oh, how I miss a German bakery!!!!! Miss German bread and broetchen and all the cakes and sweets....miss everything a german bakery has to offer!!! That is always the first place I would go shop at when back in Germany.

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