Fathers Day in Germany

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Today is Fathers Day in Germany, a holiday that is traditionally celebrated by all the fathers getting together and drinking all day long. I guess the mothers are home with the kids. Mothers Day came before we got here. What the women did then we can only guess.

Our hotel had a special Fathers Day breakfast this morning. As we sipped coffee, waitresses kept coming by with trays loaded with beer and schnapps and Jagermeister. No telling what shape these fathers will be in by evening. Even in this small village the streets are loud with voices and music. My favorite song so far has been a sped-up, punk-rock version of “Boys of Summer,” which worked surprisingly well.

I can see you….

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  1. Tom Gray
    Tom Gray says:

    Several people have pointed out that Mothers Day in Germany comes next Sunday. We’ll miss that after all, since we’ll be taking a day off in Luxemburg. It turns out that some of the guys we saw drinking were not yet fathers, either. At any rate, we wish all the mothers, fathers and children a happy holiday.

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  2. Tom Gray
    Tom Gray says:

    Today is Mother’s Day. We have the day off in Luxemberg. All day long we’ve seen a steady stream of people going into a building behind the house where we’re staying. We wondered what was going on. Darren just found out it’s a retirement home. They are all visiting their mothers.

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