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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Wisdom Wednesday: Grandma's German Lullaby




Great Grandma Clara Fredericka Mischke Herzog used to sing to her children a German Lullaby.  It was passed down through to her children, her grandchildren, and now I, her Great-Grandchild have passed it onto our boys before putting them to bed (they are now 18, 16 and 13).   Unfortunately, Grandma Herzog died when I was 17 months old (and had moved to Tennessee when I was 10 months old) after a stroke, so I never got to hear her tender, german voice.  But just know that her legacy, wisdom and traditions are still being held today!

The second verse goes as follows:  If I evil done today.  Take it father all the way.  Now look down in tender love.  Guide in, protect us from above.  Sorry it isn't pictured, but this is how the paper is.

3 comments:

Diggeo said...

My Austrian Great-Grandma died when I was about 2, so I never heard her either, or got to eat her strudel, which is the stuff of family legend. Thanks so much for sharing the lullaby!

Susan D. said...

What a lovely tangible personal memory to have of your grandmother.

Kathryn Smith Lockhard said...

It is having precious personal things such as this that keeps us searching to help us know those who came before.