This following abstract is written by John Sharp, as a teacher and historian he is a colleague of mine. And furthermore, he is a Mennonite, and thus very interested in the inglorious history of the Anabaptists of Muenster as an essential part of the roots around his own religious existence or identity. Weiterlesen
(I dedicate this story to my English speaking friends all over the world and to my aunt Pat from Canada.)
I will never forget the night when around 11 pm the usually sleeping telephone on the window sill began ringing out of the blue. I almost dropped my cup of tea.
I said: Hello, this is St. Lambert’s Tower, Martje Saljé, towerkeeper speaking.
A male voice: Hello, this is the police. Are you on the tower?
(Well – I briefly considered telling him no, sir, I’m at Stuhlmacher’s Saloon, boozed and busy, please hold the line – but then my good education carried off.)
Not „Jingle Bells“ in terms of „Winter Wonderland“, but „Jingle Bells“ in terms of music and, well, bells –
what I’m saying is: I’m really into music, as some of you might know. And, working on a church tower, just above the 8 bells, I am fond of that wonderful sound, and really into history and the deeper meaning of everything that surrounds me.
This goes out to all the readers in the non-German speaking areas of this little place called earth: no matter where you are or who you are, I appreciate the fact that you take your time and visit me virtually and read my words! Please consider paying my new hometown (home is where the heart is!) a real physically visit, too!