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February 2017

Zeitung
Missouri Germans Monthly Newsletter

February has so much happening that we just couldn’t wait another minute to bring you our newsletter! We do hope you share this issue of the Zeitung with your friends too, because that’s what friends are for! 

In St. Louis the Karneval Season is in full swing with the upcoming St. Louis – Stuttgart Sister Cities 30th Annual Winter Ball. This organization is the oldest of St. Louis’ Sister wb30cover2-1Cities and has spent over 50 years promoting partnership between these cities. Their annual fundraiser which allows them to continue this great friendship is the annual Winter Ball. This year not only marks 30 years, it is dedicated to our friend Roy Leimberg. Roy left us this past year, but his dedication to Sister Cities, his commitment to its mission, and his love of a great party will live on in Winter Ball!  If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, you need to right away as online tickets sales end this Friday! Go to their website todayhttp://stl4stuttgart.com/events/winter-ball-30/

Want to read a great new book that connects two things in a way you would never expect? quelle-bookYou should read Monika’s Blues:On the Trail of the German Harmonica and African-American Blues Culture. A new book by Herbert Quelle is now available on Amazon. For more information on this and how to purchase it…https://mo-germans.com/category/book-suggestion/

And how about some good German wintertime sport? In February in St. Louis? Well that’s the best time to experience the game of Bosseln in the true spirit that it is played in Germany – COLD and OUTDOORS!  We are bosselngetting together teams and still looking for a few more hardy souls… and if you think you have what it takes…and want to help bring some German to St. Louis then see…https://mo-germans.com/2017/01/12/bosseln-2017/

If you prefer something indoors where the program will introduce a gcc-freyyoung award-winning German film animator then you need to know about Jacob Frey‘s opening on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 3:00 pm in Gallery 210 on the UMSL Campus, brought to you by the German Cultural Center (and our great friend Larry Marsh) on the UMSL Campus. Reservations are required, so email gcc@umsl.edu or see https://mo-germans.com/2017/01/30/jacob-frey-at-gcc-at-umsl/ for more information…

For other events in the St Louis-St. Charles region…see the German American Committee of St. Louis’ Calendar of Events page. Here are some of the events you will find there…

February 1  – St. Charles County German Heritage Society –FASCHING PARTY 1781 Zumbehl Road St. Charles, MO 63301 Community Room – Info 636.221.1524 or mailto: dorris.keevenfranke@gmail.com Everyone is welcome. See http://www.stcharlesgermanclub.org/

February 7 – Germanic Genealogy Society of St. Louis- GATHERING – Lutheran Hour Ministry  636-537-2784 or www.ggsstl.org

February 11 Volksmarch Club – WALK CWE-FOREST PARK – Info 314-741-0924 or www.sites.google.com/site/stlouisava/

Missouri is so German! If you want to know more about what is going on in Missouri that is German then you need to know… and follow Missouri Germans today! Just click on the Follow this Blog to the upper left under the search bar and you will get all the news right in your email box for free.  We would like to share one of our favorite posts from the past that you might find as relative today as when it was written last April in closing…Immigrants and Refugees  and please don’t hesitate to share this newsletter with your friends so that every one can have a little Missouri Germans too.

Thanks for sharing,

Dorris Keeven-Franke, Executive Director

Missouri Germans Consortium

 

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Monika’s Blues

On the Trail of the German Harmonica and African-American Blues Culture

A new book out by writer Herbert Quelle is now available on Amazon. Walter, a 70-year old herbert-with-bookGerman-American retired teacher, travels from his hometown in Chicago to the Mississippi Delta. On the way he befriends an African-American family who shares his interest in the importance of the harmonica in Blues music. Walter’s conversations with them and his frequent inner-monologues communicate facts and figures about the history of the instrument, the Blues and exemplary Blues harmonica players. These are interwoven with historical events relevant to the struggle for freedom by African Americans everywhere.

Quelle:  After 2 1/2 years of preparation (researching, writing, editing with peers, searching for a publisher) my book is finally on the US market. Missouri Germans wants to let you know about this new book, and that it is now available for purchase on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1880788276/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1485287836&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=Monica%27s+Blues+Quelle