[TUHS] Test, test

Steffen Nurpmeso steffen at sdaoden.eu
Sat Nov 25 05:55:49 AEST 2023

Steffen Nurpmeso wrote in
 <20231124194137.XQKAUc9i at steffen%sdaoden.eu>:
 |Will Senn wrote in
 | <4d39f7fd-aa85-429b-9276-2c115b5d3d08 at gmail.com>:
 ||On 11/24/23 02:16, Hellwig Geisse wrote:
 ||> On Thu, 2023-11-23 at 21:58 -0500, Norman Wilson wrote:
 ||> In Germany it's called "Erntedankfest",
 ||> on the first Sunday in October.
 |for the kids.  But unfortunately we all forget our own history,
 |and that is funny female witches enthusiastically riding their
 |broom in the night to May 1st, which i find a much more sympathic
 |and life fostering event.

Walpurgisnacht that is.
And shall you search Google out of interest: i see pictures of
people who reuse their Halloween costume.  That is not how it was
when i was young.  (Though a normal witch can look quite scary by
itself; ie from famous omnipresent pictures i think Helena Bonham
Carter played such a one, she was capable to get it from somewhere
inside out.)  We also have a quite famous teenage girl witch, Bibi
Blocksberg i think ... witches can be good, too!  That
"Blocksberg" seems to come from the German mountain where, and
everybody (used to) know(s) that, they make huge fires and
celebrate all the night to May 1st: the "Brocken" in the Harz
mountains.  Ie block+mountain, and brocken=chunk.
(Just in case someone would actually search.)

(Other than that it seems to me, from bicycle rides, that the
American tradition of eating those poor ugly birds has not truly
ended up as a German one.  We had some farmers with those birds
running on green soil, in the Odenwald where i drive, but no more
now.  I have not seen them in the last couple of years, at least.
Special thanksgiving meals i cannot recall belong to us here?)

|Der Kragenbaer,                The moon bear,
|der holt sich munter           he cheerfully and one by one
|einen nach dem anderen runter  wa.ks himself off
|(By Robert Gernhardt)

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