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Dee Wait (Dr. J. Dan Schuma…): I think this was the hospital my aunt worked at. Her name was Emma Wait (she died in 1981). I remem…
Weldon Mersiovsky… (Nostalgic about B…): Ray – I am also nostalgic about brown paper bags. I would save them today except we have no use for …
Weldon Mersiovsky… (Remembering the O…): Thank you to Sue Brushaber for the picture of the Old Black Bridge of Dime Box. From Sue: “I fina…
Dan (Automobiles and t…): I remember my parents actually going around without me when I became old enough to drive, searching …
Dan (The Bad Manners o…): Totally agree with your thoughts here! Why has decency and consideration for others become a lost ar…
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It Must Be The Noodles!

Sunday 26 January 2025 at 7:38 pm

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in the April 2010 Newsletter of the Texas Wendish Heritage Society. In this blog you will find Ray's contributions to the Texas Wendish Heritage Society Newsletter as well as his contributions to a column he writes for the East Bernard Express, of East Bernard, Texas.
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A Need for God and Reason

Monday 14 August 2017 at 7:43 pm

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for August 10, 2017, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.

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Remembering San Felipe de Austin

Monday 31 July 2017 at 03:01 am

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for July 27, 2017, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.

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The Strong-Willed Slavs Were Hard to Convert and to Conquer

Tuesday 25 July 2017 at 02:56 am

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for July 20, 2017, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.

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East Bernard and its San Bernard

Monday 17 July 2017 at 5:08 pm

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for July 13, 2017, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.

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Fresh Cow's Milk and Butter, Fresh Eggs, and Home-Canned Food? Why Not?

Monday 10 July 2017 at 9:44 pm

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for August 3, 2017, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.

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The Best of Times, the Worst of Times

Monday 10 July 2017 at 02:25 am

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for July 6, 2017, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.

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Pulling the Red Wagon Down Memory Lane

Wednesday 05 July 2017 at 02:19 am

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for June 29, 2017, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.

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The End of Johann's Emigration Journey; The Beginning of a New Life

Monday 26 June 2017 at 01:30 am

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for June 22, 2017, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.

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Part II: Johann's Emigration Journey Continues

Monday 19 June 2017 at 04:08 am

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for June 15, 2017, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.

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Turning my Wendish Great Grandfather's Letter Into a Poem

Monday 12 June 2017 at 8:26 pm

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for June 8, 2017, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.

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It's My Favorite Season, When the Corn Stalks are Tall and Green, the Tassels are Blowing in the Wind, and Corn-on-the-Cob is a Daily Treat

Monday 05 June 2017 at 10:57 pm

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for June 1, 2017, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.

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Music Played and Poems Written Reflect the Unique Musicality of a Country

Monday 29 May 2017 at 7:04 pm

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for May 25, 2017, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.

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The Need for a Poetry Revival

Monday 22 May 2017 at 01:27 am

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for May 18, 2017, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.

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Gates, Doors, Animals, and People

Monday 15 May 2017 at 10:45 pm

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for May 11, 2017, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.

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The Golden Mean of Writing

Monday 15 May 2017 at 8:22 pm

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for May 4, 2017, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.

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A Passion for Poetry, and the Cyclic Trends of Life

Monday 01 May 2017 at 8:31 pm

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for April 27, 2017, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.

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Texas, The South, Azaleas, and Ima Hogg

Monday 24 April 2017 at 7:55 pm

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for April 20, 2017, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.

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Holy Week Raises Awareness of Trouble Spots for Christians Today

Monday 17 April 2017 at 3:24 pm

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for April 13, 2017, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.

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What Can You Learn From a Pecan Orchard?

Monday 10 April 2017 at 7:27 pm

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for April 6, 2017, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.

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A Passion for Poetry, and the Cyclic Trends of Life

Monday 10 April 2017 at 01:15 am

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for April 27, 2017, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.

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Searching for Slavs: Czechs, Bohemians, Slovaks, Poles, Wends, etc.

Monday 03 April 2017 at 11:53 pm

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for March 30, 2017, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.

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A Fifty-Seven Year Pursuit of Rilke

Monday 27 March 2017 at 10:35 pm

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for March 23, 2017, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.

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The Rise and Fall of Books

Tuesday 14 March 2017 at 5:00 pm

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for March 16, 2017, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.

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The Importance of History and Value of the Past

Monday 13 March 2017 at 10:36 pm

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for March 9, 2017, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.

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