Photographs of Us in Germany

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Scenes of Altlay, Germany, where we lived from 1966-1969
Guesthouse, local inn.


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Cherry Festival

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Mr. and Mrs. Schell, our landloards and dear friends


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Christmas Eve with the Schells, 1966

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Village of Altlay, looking down the valley towards the Mosel River

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The Village of Altlay, looking from a hill above our house


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The village of Altlay, picture taken from the Hohenstrauss, High Road


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The Schell's house. Our apartment was above with the picture window. We owned the 1956 Volkswagen.


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Mr. Schell with the Mosel River in the Background


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The Schells sharing a moment theTraben-Trabach Winery owner


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Royal with the mountain in the background, 1966


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Ellen Reading the paper


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Looking down the valley towards the Mosel River


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Christmas, 1967


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Christmas with Joanne, Glenn, and daughter Bethany Wedin


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The Wedin's lanlady


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Glenn and Bethany

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Wintertime in Altlay, our 1963 Fairlane station wagon


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The Schells. our landloards


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The children in the neighborhood


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Three more little friends who were willing to pose for me

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Village Square



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Three Young Men at the Square

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Our dog, Poncho, who was always looking out the window. When we met someonein the village who we did not know we didn't. We told wher I house was and that would instantly say "Oh, you are the ones who have the dog in the window."


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Doing a little fixing on the family auto

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Our 1957 Volkswagen van


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Poncho did not like to be fenced in.

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Rodney Campbell, my antigue business partner


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Joanne. Glenn, and Bethany Wedin


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Ellen watching television


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The fist clock that we bought in Germany, price was $7.00


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Hahn AFB Coin Club Show. Our club was very active and as its president, I suggested the show and it was very successful. We were very active coin dealers.


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There was something about my feet that Poncho liked.

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He also like our bed


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A rain bow is one of God's signs that brings hope.

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My fellow airmen who were pilot debriefers after each flight and was my crew.





In late summer, there are wine festivals in almost every village along the Mosel and Rhine Rivers. If one wanted to know who the people were, these were the places to visit and we did. The Mosel and Rhine wines are distinct varieties. The Moses wines are sweet, where as the Rhine has a sharpharp taste. We not only visited them, we participated.

There were castles sitting on top of the hill above each town or city and we  toured almost every one.

The village of Atlay was on the road from the High Road to the city of Zell on the  Mosel River which was about three miles away.

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Harvest Festivals and Scenery along the Mosel River, Germany, 1966.
Black Cat Beer Keg, the beer of Zell on the Mosel. The following pictures are oo the festival.

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Ellen with our Landlords  Enjoying a Small Glass of Wine


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Ellen and our Landlords Enjoying a Slight Pause Along the Mosel River While Visiting the Wine Fest at Traben Trabach


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Scenes of Cochem, acroos the Mosel from Zell


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Cochem on the Other Side of the Mosel River


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Walking Towards the Footbridge That Crosses into Cochem

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The footbridge


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The Schells along the Mosel River, Cochem
Redichberg Castle in the background


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The Tour Boats at Cochem

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Another Beerfest at Cochem


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Looking up at the Reichberg Castle at Cochem


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Reichberg Castle, considered one of the most beautiful in Germany, built in year 1000


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Entering the Gate

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Castle Tower


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Looking Down at Cochem


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On our way to the Burg Eltz on the Mosel


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Burg Eltz Castle is set back about three miles from the Mosel River and is in a very remote place

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Outside Walls


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Ellen and Mrs. Ruff in Traben-Trabach on the Mosel
This little village is between Zell and Bernkastle and has some very good wines.

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Going in for a glass of wine


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Charlie Ruff Joins Them


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Scenes of Bernkastle which is one of the larger cities on the Mosel from Koblenze to Trier



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Bridge Across the Mosel River


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Main Street


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Bern Castle


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Side Street

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Street to the Bridge



Ellen with Her Favorite Coat

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Watching a Street Performance

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Ellen doing a little sightseeing


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Having a break with the Schells

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Beerfest and carnival


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City Square




Before we left for Germany, one of our good friends came by and as a going away present, he gave Ellen  turquoise stone. She wanted to have it mounted on a gold backing. Idar-Oberstein is considered the gem capital of Gemany and is located an hour's drive from Atlay. This another city with a wonder of the world, a church built within a rock.


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The Heimat Museum In Idar-Oberstein


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Inside the museum


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Schloss Oberstein

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The Church built in a rock by a man who killed his brother and to make amends he built this church.


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Looking down at Idar-Oberstein



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