We met nine of Erich's hometown friends at a restaurant for a little reunion. It was nice but difficult at first as only one of them spoke English. Erich mentioned that George has a good voice so I asked him to sing a song. After a beautiful rendition of Strangers in the Night I said I'm surprised they weren't singing drinking songs. They recognized that term and flowed into a list of fun stein-swinging pub songs!
Helmut said it was too bad I couldn't hear them play and sing...I asked if their instruments were in their cars...they needed no more invitation than that! Soon we were all singing Austrian folk songs, including Yodeling accompanied by guitar and accordian!! Music is truly the universal language!
|Mary, Erich, Bert, Adi|