Monday, February 29, 2016

High an' Mighty Airs

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On weekends instead of watching sports my Dad would get out a music stand (with libretto) and a baton and with the volume rattling the windows conduct one of Wagner's operas. It wasn't until we returned to The States a month before my tenth birthday that I heard anything besides classical. Wahnfried is the name of Richard Wagner's home in Bayreuth, Bavaria. It means Madness Free. I was born in Nurnberg.

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    1. I wish you could have seen them, the twinkle in their eyes and barely-suppressed chortles as they handed me the cutout cartoon and said: "This is you!" meaning, of course, the cow.

  2. Hahaha! Very funny. Uppity cow.

    "My" own German is Bavarian, closer to Munich.