This is just some nice German/ Austrian music from the area of Tirol, which is in Austria but it is just south of Bavaria. This video has wonderful music and lots of shots of Spring flowers, so I wanted to put it
here in honor of all Mothers.
Spring has always been a symbol of new life and Mothers are the bearers of
Remembrances of my German Grandma
Above is a photo of young Emma Block
(right) The home from the farm in Steinsfurt, Germany in Baden.
My Grandmother at 15 years of age left from her home in Steinsfurt, Germany early January 1904, with her older sister Sophie, and older brother Heinrich,
Here is the train station they left from in Steinsfurt. It was a long journey , going first by train North to Hamburg.
they boarded this
Ship, The Deutschland, from Hamburg and sailed to Ellis Island, New York, arriving in January 22.
She taught me many wonderful things about cooking. Most of them
after she had passed, from my mother and father and the
memories of eating her wonderful meals.
Have a Wonderful Muttertag!!!!
Our New Book
Written by my Mother, Aileen Block that patiently took time to record all the events of my grandma's (Oma) life growing up in Germany and immigrating to the United States like so many did to build a new life. Also my dad who has such a good memory helped recall many events of this wonderful story that could have been lost in time.
From Germany with Love
From Germany with Love,
By Aileen Block
This is a nice companion book to Recipes from a German Grandma From Germany with Love tells the story of my grandma, Emma Block, from growing up in a little town in Baden/ Würtemberg, Germany near Heidelberg named Steinsfurt. Then at the age of 15 immigrating to the United States at the age of 15 taking a train with one of her sisters and brothers to Hamburg and sailing the Atlantic with other hope filled Germans wanting to make a new life in the "New World". Life was not easy but with good values she learned in her German upbringing made a full life and wonderful family with celebration including the great German meals that led us to write the book Recipes from a German Grandma.
I have enjoyed reliving this story over and over to get in touch with my German roots and I feel many of you will feel the same, as you had a beautiful loving German Grandma like we did.