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Charlie Battery - 1959 - 1969

Scenes of Our Local Neighborhood


- Click Here For Larger Image -Niederhofen Schulkinder

I think this is the Kindergarten through the 5th grade class at Niederhofen Elementary School.


Image by Jim Fitzpatrick - Pennsylvania - 1960

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Memorial Park In Kleingartach


Image by Uwe Koch - Kleingartach, Deutschland - 2012

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Road To The Gesthaus In The Woods


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- Click Here For Larger Image -Gesthaus In The Woods

This is a wonderful place to go on a warm Sunday afternoon. I think that it was not only local folks who came here, but also folks who wanted a nice day away from the city, like Heilbronn.

What was great was that all we had to do was take a leisurely stroll from the barracks. It was a beautiful day in our neighborhood.

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Gasthaus In The Woods Overview

This is Gasthaus In The Woods from another point of view, but still just as charming and enjoyable. I would love to have one of those bottles of bier right now mit ein schinkenwurst und brot, ummmmm... Wouldn't you...?




- Click Here For Larger Image -A Relaxing Sunday Afternoon In The Woods?

Hey Fitzpatrick...! Get back over here and stop stirring up trouble.

Jeez that guy, you can't take him anywhere...!

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Good Comrades... Moninger Bier... Prosit...!

Good Comrades enjoying a warm Sunday afternoon at the Gesthaus in the Woods, which was, yes you guessed it, in the woods behind the launching area.

So, going around the table from left to right are: Horace Reed, Ron Smith, Bob Norkol, Bill Zeien, Joe Mehorczyk, Bill Mansell, Dean Jonasen, and Marion Naeger.

And when the local folks, who had had their fill of food and drink and wanted to exercise, would come over to the launching area and walk around to sight see the goings on, which was usually not much of anything unless there was an alert. And to my recollection, there was never an alert on Sundays, they were usually late on a Friday or Saturday night.

Hey, did anyone bring their camera...?

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Peaceful Solitude And Serenity

What a lovely image and beautiful state of mind. Can anyone desire anything more than to be in such a place within ones self.

Being in the creative moment, and in the beauty and solitude of nature. The time it has taken to create the amount of lace she is working is almost beyond comprehension.

This truly is her Nirvana...!

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Ummmm... Chow Time For The Good Earth...!


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- Click Here For Larger Image -A Family Walk On The Heuchelberg

I think this is the road to the Launching Area. They might possibly be coming back from an afternoon at the Gesthaus In The Woods, and a tour around the Launching Area.

I finally found out what that lump of earth or plateau where we lived is called. It is commonly known as "The Heuchelberg". With "Berg" meaning mountain, we lived on Heuchel Mountain.

Image by Jim Fitzpatrick - Pennsylvania - 1960

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