Most of my relatives (mainly cousins) have some how remained living pretty close to the old homestead, which makes for some very large family celebrations that are held here throughout the year. Christmas and Easter are just plain out and out wicked crazy with the amount of relatives that make a huge effort to manage to get together each year and every year. When you include all of the close and dear family friends and neighbors it can quickly fill up one of the larger homes in the family and always manages to spill out into the outdoors and other out buildings. Good weather is always a
plus must with the amount of people that turn out come hell or high water!
This last Easter dinner my cousin Diana didn’t make it. Her new husband was given orders to go over to Germany to continue serving his time for our country in the Army. She was always the one that took charge of the Easter Egg Hunt for all of the dozens of kids that look forward to all year long, but it worked out as well as can be expected without her unique and special touches.
It’s a good thing for the translation agencies that are available to them, but she is refusing to make an effort to try and learn any German what-so-ever while hubby has no choice in the matter if he wants to survive.
This really surprises me because she is such a creative woman with such a great sense of humor. Not to want to reach out and utilize a translation company to aid you in the learning process that is necessary for you to know the language of the country that you are living in is just plain out and out crazy to me. It appears that she is planning on staying on the base as much as possible, spending her time gossiping with other spouses from America who are counting down the days until they get to go back home and return to their family, friends, jobs and hobbies that they had to leave behind for a few years.
What a waste.