The Berlin Wall 20th Anniversary
Where were you 20 years ago? I was living in South Africa at the time, but I remember watching CNN and seeing the news that the Berlin Wall was coming down. I cried. Just 2 months before this, I was in Berlin. I remember seeing the guards with their guns sitting on the towers watching the wall. The wall was 27 miles long. I remember seeing crosses of people who tried to cross, but were shot down. We crossed over Check Point Charlie on our way to Russia. I remember being a little scared. 10 years later, I would cross over that point freely with my husband and son Harris. The wall had more significance to me then because my husbands mother came from the part of Germany that was known for those years as East Germany. She fled with her family after the war leaving behind their home and family not knowing when they would be able to see them again. They were smuggled over the border by American GI's. I am grateful she was able to make it over alive. Since the wall came down in 1989, she is now able to visit her family freely. Berlin is a great city with lots to see and to do. Have you been there? I would love to hear your best story of what your were either doing at the time or your best Berlin story. The best story will get sent by me my favorite German candy bar.
Harris and I at the Brandenburg Gate