Teacher Noennig

My career was spent as a Lutheran educator.  I spent my days in several states, picked up a wife and family along the way, and served as both a classroom teacher and a principal.  The main character in today’s story followed pretty much that same pattern.  He also is today’s birthday boy. Paul Theodor Valentin … More Teacher Noennig

Groh Up in L.A.

I live in L.A.  That is, I live in Lower Altenburg.  This area of the metropolis of Altenburg is that section of town which is located east of Trinity Lutheran Church…..toward the river.  L.A. was discussed in a previous blog post titled, Old Time L.A.  In that post was this photo showing a portion of … More Groh Up in L.A.

Holiday Music

Two things: People who know me are familiar with my rants in November about how people shouldn’t start playing Christmas music until after Thanksgiving.  Certainly it is not anywhere close to being the time to talk about holiday music, but that’s the title for today’s story, yet there is a reason for it. I have … More Holiday Music

Reformation Vows

I have found that when I am researching for these posts, I will often be tempted to go down several rabbit holes.  I cannot go as far down these holes as I might want to because I simply do not have the time.  So I just start down some paths just to find out minimal … More Reformation Vows

Indy Educators

On September 19, 1954, students at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Indianapolis, Indiana lost one of their teachers.  Teacher Arnold Mueller died of a heart attack at the age of 59.  He is notable to us here in Perry County because he was born in Wittenberg on December 21, 1894. I find quite a few … More Indy Educators