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KIT Volume XXV No 2 December 2013 -Highres 2-73mb

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Balz Trümpi is ninety-nine years old 1
Ex-Bruderhofer Gathering 1
Friendly Crossways: 2
Klaashof Germany: 8th – 11th August 2014. Friday till Monday 3
Our Summer 2013 Four Week Trip to Europe 4
Remembering our sister Marlene Wegner Gelman 7
Mary Patrick Maas Died after an Accident 9
Euro Banking Details changed 9
Requiescat in Pace 10
October 2013 Visit to Paraguay 10
Concert Under the Giant Tree in Puerto Rosario 12
A Different Christmas Eve – Fifty-Two Years Ago in France 12
Goose Eggs: A Hutterite Childhood Story 15
Please Submit your Personal Stories 16
8. Oh Heart, Where Are You Going? - Part 6 17
The Toll of Growing Up in a Religious Cult 19
Nadine Pleil’s Autobiography Translated into German 20
Contact Details 20

Balz Trümpi is Ninety-Nine Years Old
By Miriam Holmes
One of the last ones left from among the first generation of former Bruderhof members, Balz Trümpi reached the ripe age of ninety-nine years on December 4th 2013. He is struggling with recurring pneumonia. Balz is at home and has a live-in nurse who monitors him closely. He is mostly bed-bound, but still walks with assis-tance.
Balz Trümpi is ninety-nine years old 1
Ex-Bruderhofer Gathering 1
Friendly Crossways: 2
Klaashof Germany: 8th – 11th August 2014. Friday till Monday 3
Our Summer 2013 Four Week Trip to Europe 4
Remembering our sister Marlene Wegner Gelman 7
Mary Patrick Maas Died after an Accident 9
Euro Banking Details changed 9
Requiescat in Pace 10
October 2013 Visit to Paraguay 10
Concert Under the Giant Tree in Puerto Rosario 12
A Different Christmas Eve – Fifty-Two Years Ago in France 12
Goose Eggs: A Hutterite Childhood Story 15
Please Submit your Personal Stories 16
8. Oh Heart, Where Are You Going? - Part 6 17
The Toll of Growing Up in a Religious Cult 19
Nadine Pleil’s Autobiography Translated into German 20
Contact Details 20

Balz Trümpi is Ninety-Nine Years Old
By Miriam Holmes
One of the last ones left from among the first generation of former Bruderhof members, Balz Trümpi reached the ripe age of ninety-nine years on December 4th 2013. He is struggling with recurring pneumonia. Balz is at home and has a live-in nurse who monitors him closely. He is mostly bed-bound, but still walks with assis-tance.

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Keep In Touch Newsletter
Volume XXV No 2 December 2 13
The KIT Newsletter editorial staff welcomes all suggested contributions for publication in the Newsletter from subscribers and readers,  but whether a given submission meets the criteria for publication is at the sole discretion of the editors. While priority will be given to original contributions by people with past Bruderhof connections, any letters, articles, or reports which the editors deem to be of historical or personal interest or to offer new perspectives on issues of particular relevance to the ex-Bruderhof Newsletter readership may be in-cluded as well. The editors may suggest to the authors changes to improve their presentation.
Have you made your KIT Newsletter subscription/donation payment this year? Please find details on last page.
Contents
Balz Trümpi is ninety-nine years old 1 Ex-Bruderhofer Gathering 1 Friendly Crossways: With these Gatherings We can Support One Another 2 Klaashof Germany: 8
th
 
 – 
 11
th
 August 2014. Friday till Monday 3 Our Summer 2013 Four Week Trip to Europe 4 Remembering our sister Marlene Wegner Gelman 7 Mary Patrick Maas Died after an Accident 9 Euro Banking Details changed 9 Requiescat in Pace 10 October 2013 Visit to Paraguay 10 Concert Under the Giant Tree in Puerto Rosario 12 A Different Christmas Eve
 – 
 Fifty-Two Years Ago in France 12 Goose Eggs: A Hutterite Childhood Story 15 Please Submit your Personal Stories 16 8. Oh Heart, Where Are You Going? - Part 6 17 The Toll of Growing Up in a Religious Cult 19
 Nadine Pleil’s
 Autobiography Translated into German 20 Contact Details 20
Balz Trümpi is Ninety-Nine Years Old
By Miriam Holmes
One of the last ones left from among the first generation of former Bruderhof members, Balz Trümpi reached the ripe age of ninety-nine years on December 4
th
 2013. He is struggling with recurring  pneumonia. Balz is at home and has a live-in nurse who monitors him closely. He is mostly bed-bound, but still walks with assis-tance. Balz is in good spirits and is hoping to celebrate his hundredth  birthday next year. His mind is clear, and he enjoys notes and let-ters from all who remember him. Phone calls are more problematic  because of bad hearing: Hyde Park, Horse-Shoe-Drive 54, NY 12538. We wish him all the very best!
Ex-Bruderhofer Gathering
By Christrose Johnson Sumner
There was something very special about this year 
s gathering at Friendly Crossways
 – 
 new faces, sons and daughters and grandsons and granddaughters of people I
d known when I was in the Bruderhof, people born after I
d left. Usually I am one of the youngest! This made for a good cross section. Some of us delight-ed others with memories of their grandparents they
d never known; they, in turn, could bring fresher news about loved ones still
in-side
. One or two new faces from our own generation also made it, though yet others were unable to come, kept away by ill health, be-reavement and just plain passing of the years, making getting to us too hard. We missed them.
Ulrich Jena, Anna Schultz, Irene Pfeiffer-Fischer, Amanda Gurganus, Ebo Trümpi and Gillian Burleson. Photo: Christrose Sumner. Rachel Mason, a friend, Barnabas Johnson. Photo: Heidi Strickland.
As always, there was much laughter and singing, helped hugely by the piano, recorder and whistling of Barnabas, ever the maestro, and the accordion of Irene, supported by Gillian and others also on recorder, harmonicas and violin. Children played on the green un-der watchful eyes and even a fox came to see what in the world it was all about. The home cooked food was delicious and plentiful, thanks to Muschi, Heidi and the many others who work tirelessly  beforehand and in the background throughout. Of course pretty much everyone pitches in as dishes get washed, fruit and vegeta- bles chopped, meat barbequed to ceaseless chatter and mirth and even the vacuum cleaning at the end seemed to go with a song.
 
 Keep In Touch Newsletter 2 Vol. XXV No 2 December2013
Tim Johnson, George Maendel and Helmut Wegner identifying fungi. (Photo: Christrose Sumner.)
Fewer people swam in the fairly nearby lake but it felt like that was  because they couldn
t tear themselves away from the lively patio discussions. Those that did go enjoyed some diving off rafts and good exercise, quieter chatting and one or two snoozed on the  beach. After all these years, I discovered some more challenging footpaths (trails, to you North Americans) that wend up into the woods behind Friendly Crossways, to a hidden pond; George, Tim, Helmut and I enjoyed a hike there, identifying different fungi,  plants and birds along the way; there is still more to explore anoth-er time. The formal paths across the park in front of the Youth Hostel were also much travelled by various people seeking the sun-rise, star gazing, a little exercise, or even trying to spy a beaver or  bear... yes, they are there, if only one could! It was a great opportunity to share time and experiences with
 brothers and sisters
, most of us children of the Bruderhof, born into it, many having experienced the same hofs at different times. The photos thoughtful people had brought to help us walk down memory lane were terrific and it was good to see recent ones of their families, too, and hear what they are up to now. For me, it is also an endorsement that our parents
 sacrifices and commitment managed to turn out some pretty interesting, nice, caring, balanced human beings. That we enjoy each others
 company after fifty odd years and resonate with people we
ve never previously met is wonderful. Oh, sure, we also let off steam
 – 
 many of us are hurt and angry at the current lovelessness and selfishness displayed when relatives are sick, dying or die and family are not informed, not invited, indeed are excluded from sickbeds or burials. It is good to be supported by the friendships with ex-Bruderhofers that are forged at our gatherings; we can truly understand and share in the heartache that is perpetrated. I
d like to thank Maeve and her team of Virginia, Al and all those others who contributed in their many ways to this meaningful, enjoyable long weekend.
 Friendly Crossways: With these Gatherings We Can Support One Another
By Maeve Whitty
Thanks to Rosie for the description of our weekend. It was truly
enjoyable, and “many hands made light work” of the organization
for the weekend, whether it was picking up or dropping off folks at the airport or joining the cooking team in the kitchen. The interac-tion and exchanges among young and old, newcomers and old tim-ers was harmonious and lively. On Saturday afternoon at the bar- becue we had well over sixty people present and a rousing game of volleyball broke the ice for many of the young people. I was de-
lighted that some friends and family of us “exes” were present on
Saturday as well. Since the Youth Hostel let us come one day early, quite a few of us had arrived at Friendly Crossways on Thursday night, and for a
 gemütlich
 gathering. People volunteered to pick up and drop off folks at the Boston airport. George Maendel and Rosie Sumner discovered a new trail through the woods which we hadn't tried in the past. George also brought extra food: fresh produce, such as eggs, cheese and lettuce (much appreciated) and Helena Whitty and her husband brought two enormous watermelons all the way from New Jersey!
I have realized that the recent young Bruderhof “leavers” are
much more connected to each other via social media and the inter-net, etc. To this end, one thing we did differently this year to adver-tise the re-union, was to post an announcement on Facebook with good results; we had several new folks attend this summer that haven't been before. There were also more folks who acknowl-edged our Facebook posting and thanked us, but couldn't attend due to other commitments. Of course, there are the obvious generational differences. Many of the younger leavers are third or fourth generation Bruderhofers.
Next generation: Judith and Arnie Tsucroff 
s daughter Helen and their grandson. Photo: Heidi Strickland
Most of the younger American leavers, as well as some of the older ones, have only experienced the Ameri-can Bruderhofs. Most have no direct connec-tion with Paraguay or Wheathill. To many this is literally, history. But in spite of the gen-erational differences, we do share a common, unique background. I am happy that we can have these gatherings and reunions to support one another and build connections.
EMAILS FROM NEW ATTENDEES
Following are three emails from new attendees this summer:
“I never felt more at home”
 
“Since leaving the Hof almost a decade ago, I can honestly say that I’ve never felt more at home (surrounded by fifty ‘strangers’) than
during the Friendly Crossways reunion! My wife (a non-
 
 Keep In Touch Newsletter 3 Vol. XXV No 2 December2013
Klaashof Germany: 8
th
 – 
 11
th
 August 2014 = Friday till Monday
Hombergen 6, 41334 Nettetal, Germany
 Next year we will return to Klaashof. Their courtyard is a great meeting place, with an outside sheltered area, as well as plenty of space undercover and/or indoors. There will be a Barbeque Saturda
y night, €20.
For the other meals they can make a Kartoffel- Nudel- and or Wurstsalat for a small fee or they will let us have the use of their kitchen and we can make our own meals.
No payment
 needed in advance BUT:
Payment must be made for drinks Barbeque etc. before leaving the Klaashof!
Mr. Klaas will give each person a
 Pappdeckel 
 (chitty/Tab) on which consumption will be recorded. Accommodation must be
booked direct
 (payment usually on arrival or departure):
Pension Klaashof 
, Heinz Klaas, Hombergen 6, 41334 Nettetal, Germany; several rooms/apartments are available, prices vary, also lim-ited camping space. Tel: 0049 (0) 2153 4984, info@Pension-Klaashof.de Fax 0049 (0) 2153 0387, http://www.pension-klaashof.de/
 Jugendherberge Nettetal-Hinsbeck;
, a short walk through the wood
 €33.30 per person and per night full board. Bed only or Barbeque also available.
 Petra & Manfred Podchull, Heide 1, 41334 Nettetal, Germany. Tel: 0049 (0) 2153 6492, hinsbeck@jugendherberge.de Klaashof are happy to provide breakfast, for anyone opting for bed only.
Haus Waldesruh, B&B
(Bed and Breakfast); a short walk through the wood.
 €30,00
 
to €35.00 per person/per night.
 Mr. Malek Tulabek Betriebsleitung, Heide 7, 41334 Nettetal-Hinsbeck, Germany. Tel: 0049 (0) 2153 2771, info@waldesruh-hinsbeck.de http://www.waldesruh-hinsbeck.de/ Also nearby:
 Hotel Josten, B&B,
 €40,00 to €50,00 per person/per night
Wankumer Strasse 3, 41334 Nettetal, Germany Tel: 0049 (0) 2153 91670 info@hotel-josten.de Fax: 0049 (0) 2153 13188 www.hotel-josten.de
 Hotel Krickenbeck,
 I am at present trying to make a deal with this nearby hotel on the lake side for rooms only with breakfast at Klaashof. Contact Anthony for update.
For further information Kontact:
Irene Pfeiffer-Fischer or Norman/Anthony Lord
Irene Pfeiffer-Fischer,
Norman ‘Anthony’ Lord,
 
Vegesacker-Heerstrasse 113, Johann Finken Str. 35 28757 Bremen 70, GERMANY 41334 Nettetal, GERMANY Pfeiff-Fisch@gmx.de nalord44@googlemail.com 0049 (0) 421-627718 mobile: 0049 (0) 1797 040533 home: 0049 (0) 2157 3109
Important: Please let Anthony Lord or Irene Pfeiffer-Fischer know when you have booked, and for how many. Thank you.

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