This is possibly the saddest poem I have ever read.
“Tante Rita” felt strongly about our family identity bound up with the house name Reelen.
On Monday, 19 August 2019, Cousin Katharina passed away at the good old age of 89. With her, we have lost a family historian to whom we owe much.
“I cordially dislike allegory (…). I much prefer history, true or feigned, with its varied applicability to the thought and experience of the reader.”
140 years ago yesterday, our great-grandfather (and 2nd great-grandfather) Franz von Hinten was born.