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Schowe Remembered

Memories of Schowe


Christmas tree - SchoweWeihnachten - Christmas

It is now some seven decades ago and I was not yet ten years when Schowe became just a memory. But to this day, the smell of oranges brings back the full memory of Christmas in Schowe. Oranges were a special treat that we received only at Christmas.

Christmas Eve meant an evening service at the festively decorated church. When we got back home there was our tree. Our Christmas tree in Schowe was decorated with Vanillen Kränzchen and home-made candy. Real candles and sparklers illuminated the tree on Christmas Eve.

Christmas day included visits to all the relatives and neighbors. The kids got small presents.

Christmas Tree