Saturday, August 18, 2012

Welcome! Willkommen!

Erich with his
 Geburstag flag
Years ago when I first visited Erich he flew an American flag to welcome me to Canada. I had never heard of this international tradition before and was so impressed by the simplicity of such a meaningful gesture.
A couple of years later when we visited Erich's hometown (Trofaiach) in Austria his sister's neighbor flew the Canadian flag for him and since it was also Erich's birthday they even displayed an "Alles Gute Zum Geburstag" flag for him!
All ready to welcome my international visitors
                                                                                                                                                                        A couple of weeks ago Erich came down to Michigan with his brother from Switzerland and his sister from Austria for a couple of days.  Unfortunately, I didn't have a Swiss flag but did my best to display the rest.

So if you're planning a trip from outside the USA just give me a week to order your flag and tidy up the guest room...

(Tom M, I'm keeping the Maple Leaf ready for you!)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Awesome !!!! .... great shot ... and! a good story that supports my “World Citizenship” spirit .... for which one does not require a passport!
from Erich Schoahs via email 8-18-12