G is for Ten in Germany

Baden-Württemberg, the second largest of the ten German states that made up former West Germany, was the home of my maternal grandfather’s ancestors.

I’ll bet the folks back there were scandalized when his father, my great-grandfather, returned from Iowa to pick up his girlfriend, eventually my great-grandmother, but he refused to marry her before they left by ship to return to Iowa.

This post is one in a series of short posts including the number 10 in the first sentence, a requirement of the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild anthology submission in 2021.

Image credit: Photo of Tübingen, Baden Württemberg, Germany, by Robin M. on Unsplash

2 responses to “G is for Ten in Germany”

  1. Kathy Meissner Avatar
    Kathy Meissner

    This is news to David. Waiting to hear more of this story.

    Sent from my iPad


  2. They didn’t marry until they arrived in Iowa. That much I am sure of. The rest? I’ll use my imagination to tell what MIGHT have been.

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