Easter Monk

I am taking a little bit of liberty with the German language today.  The name Oster could refer to “Easter”, and the name Muench could mean “monk”.  Today I tell the story of a marriage between an Oster and a Muench, and thus, the title, Easter Monk.  One thing that attracted me to this story … More Easter Monk

Berry Many Baptisms

It was the year 1933.  In many ways, it was a horrible year.  That year has been described as the worst year of the Great Depression.  The unemployment rate in the United States exceeded 25%.  It was the year of the Dust Bowl.  In Germany, Adolph Hitler was named Chancellor.  At least Prohibition was repealed.  … More Berry Many Baptisms