This is a story about Germany. It happens in the 1940’s and 1950’s. There were regular people like you and me and also political parties like Nazis and Communists. Some families were torn apart by political opinions. To survive, families kept to the straight and narrow. Mostly, people led normal lives in the environment they were given. This is the time in which I grew up. Families did their best to give their children normal lives.
Parents kept as much dignity as was afforded with the situation at hand. Basic survival started with food and shelter. were obtained thru scrimping and saving, barter or scavenging. All food was rationed. Normal jobs and work remained unchanged.
Children play the cards that they are dealt. No worries, just play. Things happen all around them and they adapt readily. A bombed out building reduced to rubble was as much a playground as the sandbox on the next block. This was the scenario in which I was reared.
It all started with the wedding of my parents.