Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Those Crazy Germans!

Finally, carnival, or Fasching as it's called here, is over! Yesterday, as planned, I joined my daughter and her kids to watch their local parade. It was colorful as always with lots of clever costumes. Also, this made me think of Summerwind ....

These were my favorite costumes and I believe they won first prize...

Here's Regina and our gang...

Tamara was dressed as an Indian...

and Emely, together with a friend, wore marching girl costumes which I made about 25 years ago!

and I was dressed as a Chinese gal, here I'm dancing with Regina's hubby, Frank.

Speaking of dancing.... the Germans go CRAZY on carnival, with lots of dancing and drinking, as mentioned in my previous entry. To give you an impression.... here's a small film I made showing a typical way they party. Btw., one of those green "frogs" is Frank's mom!

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  1. Never knew the Germans partied the day before Ash Wednesday...good for them! Wish I could have joined ya..looks like y'all were having a great time! :)

    Not as dirty as New Orleans, I hope!

  2. glad you enjoyed it, Larry!

    Doanli, um... sometimes VERY dirty, with lots of "naughty" flirting! And on Ash Wednesday no memory of it.. oooops

  3. The world's carnivals share so many things...

  4. I was very offended by the title of this entry, being I'm a well-refined, proper, conservative (ROFL!) German. You know I'm kidding. Loved the pictures, but can't view the movie at work. Will watch it when I get home. Looks like a good time was had by all, including the Chinese Princess Dorrie. ;-) Hugs.

  5. you are right, Bursti..

    LOL I KNEW the title would attract attention... heehee

    so, peeps, off to my dance class! see ya all later...

  6. So, where was all the drinking and naughty things going on...?

  7. One of these days I'm going to make it to South Holland to enjoy the carnival there. I've heard great stories, and want to experience it and see how close it is to Mardi Gras that I know and love so much.

    Hope you are having a great week so far. I loveee the photos *hugs*

  8. Looks like a lot of fun. I like the costumes you made!

  9. I would never have expected the germans to have so much fun!! Maggs

  10. What great pictures. Looks like so much fun. :)
    I love the pictures of you and all your granddaughters, so sweet! What a beautiful family you have.
    I'm trying to catch up but it's hard to do, will be back!
    Big hugs!!

  11. And here I thought my Irish side was the party side!

  12. OMG! I so want to come there for Carnival. That looks like a blast. I would love it. How fun!! Love the costumes.

  13. good morning... it's FRIDAY already!!

    thank you all for the comments... I have very lax in replying to them, sorry. But I really, really appreciate them! {hugs}

    I'm now off to work.... see ya later!

  14. You guys do know how to party!!!

    OMG, Dorrie! I have been so out of it lately!

    Happy Birthday, and congratulations on the beautiful new granddaughter!!!

    I saw your status on facebook about 4 grandkids and I got very confused! LOL

    Enjoy, Sis!