Memoir

Going to America

In 1961, I had left Germany for London to discover the world. Now it was five years since I had lived in England, but I didn’t see a future there. Every year I had to re-register at the Home Office with a letter of employment. It was unsettling. It did not make me feel secure. …

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My First Visit to America: New York 1964

In 1964 Mr. Grey suggested I might want to visit New York to get a glimpse of America. His office helped me to get a visitor visa and I bought a flight and hotel package with TWA. I had dreamed about America, the skyscrapers, the opportunities it offered and the different life style people lived. …

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Becoming a Stewardess

One Sunday morning, Mr. Grey was looking up from his newspaper. “Would you like to see Texas and work as a Stewardess?” he asked me. There was an ad that says an airline in Texas was hiring new girls for their airline. He suggested I send a letter and see what happens, and I did. …

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My Adventure Begins

I had been working at St. Mary’s hospital in London for some time when an opportunity came knocking on my door. A private patient, Mrs. Grey wanted to see me when my shift starts. I was on night duty. She was a cancer patient and had surgery. I wondered what she had on her mind. …

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