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On November 9, 1989, the government of East Germany told its citizens they could once again cross over the Berlin Wall freely and visit friends and relatives in West Germany and West Berlin. The Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989. The photo shows a part of a public photo documentation wall at Former Check Point Charlie, Berlin. The photo documentation is permanently placed in the public. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) They pried away chunks of the Wall as part of the celebration and the government removed the rest of the Wall in 1990. It had been in place since August 13, 1961. In the summer of 1967, I traveled... (Read More ...)

How Do You Inspire Your Grandchildren? When I was in elementary school, my grandmother started a bank account for me. It was dedicated to helping me go to Europe when I was old enough. East Germans drive their vehicles through Checkpoint Charlie as they take advantage of relaxed travel restrictions to visit West Germany. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I was nearly an adult before I found out I could have taken out the money at any time I wanted. Instead, I put most of my baby-sitting money in it from the age of 12 through high school. At 20, in 1967, I spent the summer in Europe using that bank account. I... (Read More ...)