Our relatives at Gulpen (alt. 189; inh. 189) were so poor as to have to make pickled meat ()with lots of onions and vinegar, and hardly any meat or treacle - but all of their sons drove - secondhand - Porsches. They were so poor because the area was visited - and looted - every few years by one army after another: the people from Holland in the north, the Spaniards, the Prussians, the Russians, and the Austrians.





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