CAROLE E FUSED GLASS JEWELRY....caroleeliseusonjourney.com -        ENJOY EACH DAY...WITH KIND WORDS & LAUGHTER!
I WAS RAISED IN FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH/BRAINERD & DURING THE
WAR...LUTHERANS BROUGHT CLOTHING FOR THOSE IN EUROPE...MY
MOTHER DONATED A WOOLEN COAT/PUT HER NAME & ADDRESS IN THE POCKET & RECEIVED THIS LETTER...IN GERMAN./1949.  SHE BROUGHT
IT UP 2 THE GERMAN TEACHER...AT SCHOOL & SHE TRANSLATED IT.

BECAUSE I HAVE LOST THE ABILITY 2 LOAD MY RECENT PICTURES...I NOW WILL WRITE THE TRANSLATION HERE./CE/2:29 PM/11/7/2018

I HAVE SAID BEFORE...'U CANNOT IMAGINE WHAT IT IS LIKE... (ADDICTIONS/WARS/DISASTERS/DEATH/DISEASES/ETC.)UNLESS U HAVE BEEN THROUGH
IT & SUFFERED PHYSICALLY & MENTALLY!  'EXPERIENCE IS THE BEST
TEACHER!'/U BETCHA!

FIRES/FLOODS/FAMINE...I CANNOT WRITE ABOUT...BECAUSE I HAVE
NOT SUFFERED THESE!  I KNOW HOW FORTUNATE I AM...HAVING MY
HEALTH/COUNTING MY BLESSINGS/NO NEED 4 ME TO COMPLAIN OR
CRITICIZE...I AM VERY THANKFUL!/CE/2:34 PM
OUR BASIC NEEDS...FOR SURVIVAL...LIST THEM: _______, _________,
__________, __________, __________!  (SOMETIMES IT IS ONLY AFTER
WE HAVE HAD SOMETHING...TAKEN AWAY...DO WE REALIZE HOW MUCH WE MISS ________, __________________, ___________!/CE

LETTER FROM GERMANY:  THE LADY THANKS YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE
COAT, WHICH SHE NEEDED DESPERATELY.  IT JUST FITS.  THEY USED TO BE IN GOOD CIRCUMSTANCES, BUT NOW HAVE ONLY A SMALL HOUSE. 

IF U AREN'T BORED, SHE SAYS, SHE'D LIKE TO TELL SOMETHING ABOUT
HERSELF.  45 YEARS OLD, HER MOTHER IS 77.  THEY WERE DRIVEN OUT OF THEIR HOME BY A SEVERE BOMBING IN 1945.  HER HUSBAND, 49...IS
STILL IN PRISON IN FRANCE, WITH HIS WHOLE COMPANY.  HE IS SICK & HAS LOST A LOT OF WEIGHT.  MY ONLY CHILD, A GIRL, WHO WOULD BE 20 YEARS OLD & COULD HELP SUPPORT HER, DIED OF DYPHTHERIA,
SEVERAL YEARS AGO.  MY BROTHER, WHO COULD HELP SUPPORT MY MOTHER, HAS BEEN MISSING IN RUSSIA FOR SIX YEARS.

SINCE SHE HAS A BAD HEART, SHE CAN'T WORK VERY MUCH, BUT WORKS IN THE DEPOT & GETS A CHANCE 2 HELP THE POOR & THOSE WHO ARE FLEEING.  WHEN I SEE THE MISERY OF THE MANY OTHERS, I
FORGET MY OWN PAIN & SORROW.  BECAUSE OF THE LOVELY COAT, I
FEEL THE LOVE OF GOD & IT IS REALLY SO...'WHEN THE NEED IS GREATEST, GOD'S HELP IS NEAREST.'  LOVE HAS COOLED ON SO MANY
HUMAN HEARTS.  THE WAR HAS MADE SO MANY PEOPLE ROUGH & UNLOVING. AND YET ACROSS THE OCEAN THERE ARE MANY KIND PEOPLE WHO THINK OF THEIR BROTHERS & SISTERS IN GERMANY, AND
CARE FOR THEM SO GENEROUSLY.

NOW MAY GOD GUARD YOUR WHOLE FAMILY...MAY HE BLESS YOU FOR YOUR LOVE. AND AGAIN I SEND GREETINGS   FOR THE GREAT JOY YOU HAVE GIVEN US.

GREETINGS TO YOU ACROSS THE SEA...IN CHRIST.
                 ANNALIESE FOLTER
                 22b BAD KREUZNCH (FRENCH ZONE) 
                 FOHENSTRASSE  10...(NO COMMENT NEEDED/3:25 PM/CE)








HALLOWEEN IS ONLY A COUPLE WEEKS AWAY.  HAVE YOU EVER BEEN 'TRICKED' OR 'FOOLED' BY ANYTHING....LATELY?  (2009)  'HOAX'...SOMETHING...NOT TRUE.  SOMEONE HAS PULLED A 'FAST ONE' ON YOU.  VERY CLEVER...YOU BELIEVED IT TO BE TRUE...THE MEDIA DID, AND BLEW IT ALL OUT OF PROPORTION, AND 'FOOLISHLY' YOU, TOO...THOUGHT IT TO BE 'TRUE!  WELL, BEFORE I WAS BORN...IN 1938, ONE OF THE BIGGEST 'HOAXES' WAS 'PULLED OFF'..ON RADIO, BY ORSON WELLES, DURING THE MERCURY THEATER'S, ADAPTATION OF H.G. WELLS'..NOVEL, 'WAR OF THE WORLDS...ON, OF ALL DATES...HALLOWEEN.  NOW..REMEMBER...THERE WAS ONLY RADIO ...BACK THEN, AND ...THE TELEPHONE.  HE HAD TIMED IT SO PERFECTLY INTO THE PROGRAM (12 MINUTES)...HE KNEW THE OTHER RADIO STATION HAD A COMMERCIAL THEN, SO LISTENERS WOULD HEAR WHAT WAS ON MERCURY THEATER..THAT NIGHT.  HE HAD MADE A 'DISCLAIMER' EARLIER...BUT FOR THOSE JUST TUNING IN...AND HEARING THE INTERRUPTION OF AN IMPORTANT BULLETIN..THAT IN GROVERS MILL, NEW JERSEY..A FLYING SAUCER HAD LANDED.  NOW TO MAKE THIS SEEM, SO REAL..HE PLAYED THE RADIO REPORTS HE HAD ON TAPE OF THE HINDENBERG DISASTER!...WELL, YOU GUESSED IT...MANY THOUGHT IT WAS REAL...AND PANIC, SET IN.  HE AGAIN SAID NEAR THE END...THAT THIS WAS  A HALLOWEEN CONCOCTION..AND NOT TO PANIC!  BUT BY THEN ...IT WAS TOO LATE. IT MADE FRONT PAGE NEWS  ON THE NEW YORK TIMES...OCTOBER 31, 1938.  ANDY KAUFMAN,WHO WAS ON THE FIRST SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE SHOW IN 1975, WAS A GENIUS AT MAKING EVERYTHING HE DID....SEEM REAL.  HE WOULD NOT TELL IF ANYONE WAS IN ON THIS WITH HIM, AND FOOLED SO MANY..ALL THE TIME.  JIM CAREY PLAYED HIM IN THE MOVIE...'MAN ON THE MOON.'  I JUST WATCHED THAT MOVIE...A COUPLE DAYS AGO ..AND I REMEMBERED HOW HE WOULD SAY 'DEGRADING' THINGS TO WOMEN.(JUST TO GET THEM ALL RILED UP) AND THEN WRESTLE THESE WOMEN, (WHO WERE ALL ...IN ON THIS!)..HE EVEN APPEARED ON LETTERMAN IN A NECK BRACE,WITH THE WRESTLER (MAN) WHO HURT?? HIM..AND THEY TORE INTO EACH OTHER BEFORE A SUPRISED AUDIENCE AND LETTERMAN...(ALL A HOAX)..HE WAS IN THE TV SHOW..TAXI..WITH DANNY DEVITO AND OTHER WELL-KNOWN ACTORS, FOR FOUR YEARS.(HE PLAYED THE MECHANIC...LATKA)  HE FOOLED SO MANY PEOPLE...SO MANY TIMES..THAT WHEN HE TOLD THEM, HE HAD CANCER..(THEY DIDN'T BELIEVE HIM!)  BUT THIS TIME ...IT WAS TRUE.  HE DIED...34 YEARS OF AGE. I THINK AN OLD...OLD ..  STORY IS RELEVANT AT THIS TIME.  ONE, THAT I CERTAINLY REMEMBER, AS A CHILD.  'THE BOY, WHO CRIED WOLF'  DON'T REMEMBER IT EXACTLY BUT HERE GOES:  IN A SMALL VILLAGE, A LITTLE BOY HAD THE RESPONSIBILITY OF TAKING CARE OF THE SHEEP.  THIS WAS A VERY IMPORTANT JOB AND THE VILLAGERS TOLD HIM:  'BE SURE TO CRY WOLF SO WE CAN COME OUT AND HELP YOU!'  WELL, VERY SOON...THE VILLAGERS HEARD..'WOLF..WOLF!'..MANY HURRIED OUT TO HELP...AND THAT LITTLE BOY JUST LAUGHED..UPSET THEY WENT BACK TO THE VILLAGE.  WELL, AGAIN THEY HEAR THE LITTLE BOY CRY..'WOLF...WOLF!'  AGAIN...THEY RUSH OUT ...ONLY TO HEAR THE BOY LAUGHING, AGAIN.  NOW THEY FELT 'FOOLISH' AND WENT BACK.  NOW THE 3RD TIME...THERE WERE SEVERAL WOLVES...SURROUNDING THE SHEEP, AND THE LITTLE BOY, YELLED AS LOUD AS HE COULD..AND YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED..NO ONE CAME...HE HAD FOOLED (LIED) US BEFORE...SO THIS TIME...THEY DIDN'T GO!...THIS STORY HAS A MORAL TO IT..'DON'T CRY WOLF!'  I HAVE KNOWN BOTH KIDS AND ADULTS WHO HARDLY EVER 'TELL THE TRUTH.'  YOU ACTUALLY DON'T KNOW WHETHER TO BELIEVE THEM OR NOT!  SO MANY TIMES, BEFORE..THEY HAVE LIED TO YOU...AND NOW...THEY MAY BE TELLING THE TRUTH!??  SO....'BE A LITTLE SKEPTICAL...QUESTION EVERYTHING..BE SUSPICIOUS...RAISE YOUR EYEBROWS.(ESPECIALLY IF IT INVOLVES....MONEY!)  JUST BECAUSE YOUR 'GOOD FRIEND' HAS TOLD YOU OF A GREAT DEAL...WITH THIS PERSON...YOU CAN TRUST..USE YOUR COMMON SENSE, AND SAY..NO!!!'  LYING...CHEATING..STEALING..HAS BEEN RAMPANT THESE LAST FEW YEARS.  SOMETIMES YOU JUST DON'T KNOW WHO TO TRUST, ANYMORE!  'SAY WHAT YOU MEAN....MEAN WHAT YOU SAY!'  IT'S CALLED....'HONESTY!'  WE LIKE TO BELIEVE THAT MANY OF US ...ARE HONEST...BUT MANY OF US ARE NOT!  SORT THROUGH YOUR FRIENDS...AND FIND THOSE HONEST FRIENDS.(WHO YOU CAN TRUST!)  WE HAVE ALL TOLD 'LITTLE WHITE LIES'  ('WE DIDN'T MEAN...ANY HARM I WAS JUST KIDDING)  'GULLIBLE'...MEANING YOU BELIEVE ANYTHING...EASILY TAKEN IN...AND I MEAN..ANYTHING!  REMEMBER 'LITTLE WHITE LIES'...COULD GROW UP INTO..'BIG FAT LIES!'  SO BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY...AND QUESTION, WHAT YOU HEAR!  (I BELIEVE THE CORRECT WORD HERE IS: GOSSIP!  THE QUOTE THAT COMES TO MIND IS:  'THREE CAN KEEP A SECRET...IF TWO ARE DEAD!'  IT'S HARD TO KEEP A SECRET...ESPECIALLY WHEN SOMEONE HAS SAID...'CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?  PROMISE YOU WON'T TELL ANYONE?  I JUST FOUND OUT TODAY...AND I JUST HAD TO TELL YOU! ETC.ETC.'  WE ALL LIKE TO HEAR THEM..(WHEN THEY ARE ABOUT SOMEONE ELSE)...BUT...IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE THE ONE, IN THE STORY. (IT'S QUITE DIFFERENT)  WHEN TEACHING, THIS CUTE, LITTLE 6TH GRADE GIRL CAME UP TO ME..IN PRIVATE..AND SAID TO ME:  'MISS ELLIE...MARY CALLED ME A BITCH.'  I
REPLIED..'HOW DO YOU KNOW THIS?'  AND SHE REPLIED, 'BECAUSE SALLY TOLD ME SHE HEARD MARY SAY THIS!' HMMMM . I THEN REPLIED.'THE ONLY WAY YOU KNOW FOR SURE... IS IF MARY SAID IT DIRECTLY..TO YOU.' (SOMETHING NEEDED TO BE DONE...THIS WAS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO THEM. AND I KNEW IT)..SO THAT DAY..I GAVE THEM A FEW MINUTES TO TALK IT OVER AND RESOLVE IT...THEMSELVES, AND THEY DID. (JEALOSY...FRIENDSHIPS..AND LITTLE GIRLS)  FRIENDSHIPS SO VERY IMPORTANT AT THIS AGE!  ('LET'S BE FRIENDS..I'M YOUR BEST FRIEND...I DON'T LIKE HER..LET'S NOT INCLUDE HER...HURT FEELINGS...MEAN WORDS...OH BOY...WHAT A CHALLENGE!')  NOW REMEMBER...WHEN YOU ARE HONEST...IT IS MUCH EASIER TO REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED.  OTHERWISE ...YOU NEED TO GET YOUR STORY STRAIGHT....WHICH CAUSES...STRESS!
WE ALL KNOW WHAT TOO MUCH STRESS CAN DO TO THE BODY...SO TRY TO BE HONEST...IF YOU CAN!  NICE DAY...'IT'S AN OUTSIDE DAY!'  ENJOY...CE
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