So, Memorial Day tomorrow, which always makes me think of my Grandfather who served in the Navy during WWII.
In my nostalgic mood, I was going through old family stuff, and came across a, well, I think it's a Lutheran prayerbook/missal that belonged to my Oma, my great-grandmother on my Grandmother's side. My German's not up to actually reading everything in it, but I thought it was interesting, so I post.
That's the cover. You can see there's been some damage...it got wet during Hurricane Charley a few years ago. The spine is almost totally destroyed, so we have to be very careful with it. We're hoping to find someone, eventually, who can repair the damage. Oma's name is embossed on it, Bertha Borger, which was her maiden name. She became a Schmidt when she married Opa (Gustav).
This is the first page
And here's a few lines...ah...in my bad German...
1st line: Intonation: He will protect you
2nd line: Response: And with your gift
3rd line: Int. - All eyes wait for you, Sir (probably meant to be Lord, but, again, my bad German)
4th: resp. - And you *something* their *something* in good time
Wow, my German's worse than I thought. *is ashamed* Actually, just to make myself feel a bit better, the book uses *really* old type, and I'm having a hard time figuring out what some of the letters even are...