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Our family Christmas from Germany to USA

by Frankie Lee
(Alpharetta GA USA)

My mother was from Munchen and with her came all the traditions of Christmas and so beautiful.

Some of the food was knodels which is our family tradition and the lebkuchen that we all looked forward to then cucumber salad and leek salad and German potato salad, a goose and turkey and cheese plate and lunchmeats and German bread.

She made each Christmas so beautiful. We started by singing our family song, Silent Night, our great great great grandfather Franz Gruber, we are the Gruber side, my mother's maiden name. My grand father, Martin Gruber, made managers and we would light a candle and say a prayer.

Presents were many, but the important part was each other. It was beautiful. Now in my memories as I lost my gift...my mother.

Christmas is a celebration and most beautiful in Germany. It was always with us and always will be. German foods we learned to make. Each food item not only tasted good but also looked good. Germany does it right.......Silent Night, Holy Night.....Yes, Christmas is special in Germany, with the people and the food.

Merry Christmas

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