Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Reformation of Wolfshausen

Teil Neun-und-Fünfzig
To hear this week's episode, click on Greta at right. (Side note: Googling for "German farmwife" images is not safe for work)

Or, read this week's episode among the wildflowers and allergens.

The story so far is here.


Anonymous said...

Doug's Dad thinks this was very well written, very well read, and I liked it.

Nessa said...

I guess your surfing wasn't rated G, huh?


Nessa said...

I agree with Doug's Dad, Doug. Very well written and read. Very entertaining. Your accents are in fine form.

You said "chrysalis."

When Wilhelm was speaking I pictured Steve Martin as Inspector Clouseau.


k. riggs gardner said...

I find Vater Karl's discrete stubbornness to be reassuring. One can never be to careful when conspiracy is suspected.

And three cheers for Greta! She knows Wilhelm to be a Warlock, yet sees no cause for caution!

By the by, the German farmwife is a beautiful porcelain doll with arresting eyes. You have indeed found an image of a wildflower amongst the allergens!

k. riggs gardner said...

Oh mon Dieu!! Une erreur!!

One can never be *too* careful ...

sauerkraut said...

Why are German farmer's wives always pictured as fat, sweaty things? America has lots of german farmer's wives... 'round these parts, we call them Amish.

Haven't seen a fat one in that crowd.

Always enjoy these readings now that I have working speakers.

TLP said...

Very, very nice! Both the writing and the reading.

German farm wives get a bad rap.

Tempest Nightingale LeTrope said...

Oh my! Is there scandal here, Dahling, or only the hint of scandal blown out of proportion by scandalous minds?

Doug The Una said...

Why thanks, Pop.

Nessa, no sooner had I typed that word (around 11 on Saturday) than I knew I'd left you an easter egg.

Thanks, Karen. There was a lot of pollen about. Et de rien.

Thanks, Sauerkraut. For what it's worth, not all the farm wives are described as fat things. Although I've spent a lot of time in Iowa among German-American farm-wives and I don't think the stereotype is unfair among those that don't churn butter by hand.

Thanks, A-bell.

Perhaps, TLP.

Tempest, scandal is in the eye of the beholder.

Cooper said...

I have no comments about chubby German farm-wives, having never been to the heart of German farm country.

Anonymous said...

must read past posts
am behind
whats this
in some ones


tsduff said...

Love both of your illustrations - simply fabulous.