It is a privilege and honor for me to share my thoughts with you today as the recipient of the 2021 Honorary Degree in Environmental Arts and Peace Sciences from the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA).
This year presented a total of 15 candidates from 7 countries: India, Pakistan, South Africa, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and the United States.
All the Worlds Children congratulates these Recipients as human rights defenders, environmentalists, artists committed to peace, and creators of initiatives for reconciliation, non-violence, justice, solidarity and peace, at local, national and international levels.
The CLEVELAND NATIONAL PEACE PLAN is being implemented and it is needed that since people have been working in many unimaginable ways, it’s time we begin to heal and overcome - together - in solidarity.  The 2021 Recipients have all succeeded in developing particular approaches incorporating Iceality that integrates justice, economics, culture and technology in one way or another to meet the challenges of today's societies.
Their holistic and collective initiatives will become lighthouses that mobilize one's hope to build a future American Culture of Peace with the Great American Peace Trail. They bring with them a world of tolerance and harmony that builds relationships between People, their Environment with respect to the Fauna and Flora living here: the Worlds Children.
This distinction is unique to Cleveland and is designed to recognize efforts that Northeast Ohio is the global home of the Environmental Arts Movement and will serve as an ongoing reminder of achievements through Iceality in making Northeast Ohio the 'Universal Cradle for a Culture of Peace' for all Living Things that will be an inspiration for future generations to follow.

The WCPM would like to thank everyone who participated in this edition for their openness to the new approach that is more collaborative than competitive. We are pleased to offer visibility to all your community peace initiatives, whether known or not. The only objective of this prize is to make known a maximum of initiatives and artisans of peace to the general public, and this goes beyond any form of competition! We remind you that as we announced in a previous e-mail, in this way we try to give greater visibility to each prizewinner and we invite you to expand the solidarity network of the artisans and peacemakers that the needs to highlight.

With warm good wishes,
Peace Friend,

Ambassador Renate Jakupca
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Guten Morgen, meine Damen und Herren. You are listening to wcsb Cleveland, 89.3 on your fm dial. Wilkommen zum heutigen, deutschen amerikanishen radio program, euer Heimatradio mit alte heimatslieder und folks melodian. Wir hoffen das jeder eine schoene Woche gehabt hat und wir wuenschen heute jedem einen schoenen Sonntag.
We would like to thank you for joining us today!
So, sit back and enjoy the program with us.  We hope while listening with us, it will bring joy and pleasure to you and your family.  This is Ambassador Renate und David.



Guten Morgen meine Damen und Herren!  Wilkommen zum heutigen deutschen amerikanischen radio program, euer Heimat Radio mit alte Heimats Lieder und Folks Melodian.  Wir hoffen das jeder eine schoene Woche gehabt hat und wir wuenschen heute jedem einen schoenen Sontag!  Welcome and we are happy you are able to join us today.  This is Thanksgiving week coming up and I am sure everyone is getting ready for their Thanksgiving menu and baking those delicious desserts for their festivities on Thursday.  Also, we have the WORD of the WEEK and will be talking about Peacock Island in Germany that some of you might have heard of.  So, put your feet up, have some hot, spiced apple cider and enjoy.  This is Ambassador Renate und David!
Word of the Week: Treppenwitz
The “staircase joke” or “staircase wit” possibly gets its name from a clever comeback that comes to mind after it’s too late to make a reply.

We’ve all experienced a situation where a snappy response fails us in the heat of the moment, but only pops up after the fact or perhaps later in the day or on the way home. It’s known as the Treppenwitz phenomena.

 It was made popular in Germany by the author William Lewis Hertslet in his book titled Der Treppenwitz der Weltgeschichte (“The Staircase Joke of World History”). In the book, published in 1882, the author writes about tragic ironies of historical events.

Today, the term Treppenwitz is used in German to describe a silly joke, an irony of fate, or inappropriate, silly behavior.

There is nothing like a good soup to feel safe and warm on a cold wet night,
Soup is the song of the hearth... and the home. One whiff of a savory aromatic soup, and appetites come to attention. The steaming fragrance of a tempting soup is a prelude to the goodness to come. An inspired soup puts family and guests in a happy mood for enjoying living.

With the winter months coming, a good and hearty soup is the best thing for health and wellness!  David just made a soup for me the other day.... he specializes in one-pot-meals.  It had all kinds of fresh vegetables in it along with lentils and beans.  He often simmers the veggies in a homemade chicken broth or he adds some sausage just to
give it some flavor.  It was so delicious and it really warms up my body and my heart on cold day!  Thank you, David!
Here is a gem in the gardening and architectural design of 67-acre Peacock Island in Germany.  It began at the end of the 18th century under King Frederick William II and his mistress Wilhelmine Encke. They had the small summer palace and a dairy constructed in a picturesque building style resembling a monastery gone to ruin, based on English and French models, with references to an ancient Roman style as well.

Modeled on islands in the South Pacific discovered approximately 20 years before, exotic trees and plants gradually took root on this island – as did the colorful peacocks and menagerie completing the exoticism of Peacock Island. However, most of its animals were given to the zoological garden in Berlin in 1842, which led to the foundation of the current zoo.

Today, Peacock Island – its palace, dairy and the other park buildings, its charming footpaths with beautiful views, nearly 400 old oaks and the oldest rose garden in Berlin – is a popular destination for leisurely strolls in peaceful surroundings. The island is part of the UNESCO World Heritage and is a protected flora and fauna habitat.

Guten Morgen, meine Damen und Herren. You are listening to wcsb Cleveland, 89.3 on your fm dial. Wilkommen zum heutigen, deutschen amerikanishen radio program, euer Heimatradio mit alte heimatslieder und folks melodian. Wir hoffen das jeder eine schoene Woche gehabt hat und wir wuenschen heute jedem einen schoenen Sonntag.
We would like to thank you for joining us today for our special Heimatland Thanksgiving Radio Show.  

This is the appointed time for focusing on the good in our lives.
In each of our days, we can find small blessings but too often we overlook them,choosing instead to spend our time
paying attention to problems.
We give our energy to those who cause us trouble instead of those who bring laughter, joy and peace.

Starting today, as we enter the Season of Peace and Goodwill through Iceality,
let's be on the lookout for the bits of pleasure in each hour, and appreciate the people who bring love and light to everyone who is blessed to know them.

You are one of those people.
Now, sit back and enjoy the program with us.  We hope while listening with us, it will bring joy and pleasure to you and your family.  
This is Ambassador Renate und David

On Thanksgiving We are thankful for you and we wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving and Holiday Season!

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From Rosie Wittine
Wurstmarkt/Sausage Sale at Sachsenheim
7001 Denison Avenue
to place your order, please call Rob Hanek at 440-356-5582
Deadline for orders is November 30th

From Julie Williams
Krampus Fest Returns
Sat, Dec. 4th at 6pm
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7370 Columbia Rd.
Olmsted Twp, Ohio
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We have a request from Karin Boesler for Mariandl....... Hier ist die alte Ausgabe



On Thanksgiving We are thankful for you and we wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving and Holiday Season!



We would like to put a little pleasure in your day today by talking about some fun topics we hope you will enjoy like that favorite Pumpkin Pie and the history behind it.

What is your favorite Thanksgiving Pie?  I know David loves Pumpkin Pie.  In fact, he loves it anytime of the year.  I sometimes bake a pumpkin pie in the middle of summer and it tastes just as good as having it on Thanksgiving!

The History Behind Pumpkin Pie
Now that fall has arrived, we’ve got pumpkins on the brain – especially pumpkin pie. And that got us thinking about the history behind pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin pie is extremely popular in America and Canada. But where did our obsession with pumpkin pie begin?

Pumpkin Pie Origins
The name pumpkin originated from the Greek word for large melon: “pepon.” The French changed “pepon” to “pompon.” The English termed it “pumpion” or “pompion.”

1621 –
Early American settlers of the Plymouth Colony in southern New England (1620-1692), may have made pumpkin pies, of sorts, without crusts. They stewed pumpkins or filled a hollowed out pumpkin shell with milk, honey and spices, and then baked it in hot ashes.

Northeastern Native American tribes grew squash and pumpkins. The Native Americans brought pumpkins as gifts to the first settlers, and taught them the many uses for pumpkin. This led to serving pumpkin pie at the first Thanksgiving in America about 50 years later.

1651 –
Francois Pierre la Varenne was a famous French chef and author of one of the most important French cookbooks of the 17th century, Le Vrai Cuisinier Francois (The True French Cook). It was translated and published in England as The French Cook in 1653. This cookbook contained a recipe for “Tourte of Pumpkin” that featured a pastry shell:

Tourte of Pumpkin – Boile it with good milk, pass it through a straining pan very thick, and mix it with sugar, butter, a little salt and if you will, a few stamped almonds; let all be very thin. Put it in your sheet of paste; bake it. After it is baked, besprinkle it with sugar and serve.

1670s –
By the 1670s, recipes for “pumpion pie” began to appear in English cookbooks. The pumpkin pie recipes started to sound more familiar, including spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Often the recipes added apples, raisins or currants to the filling.

1796 –
It was not until 1796 that a truly American cookbook called American Cookery, by an American Orphan by Amelia Simmons, was published. It was the first American cookbook written and published here, and the first with recipes for foods native to America. Simmons’ pumpkin puddings were baked in a crust and similar to present-day pumpkin pies.

2010 –
The world’s largest pumpkin pie was made on Sept. 25, 2010, in New Bremen, Ohio, at the New Bremen Pumpkinfest. The pie consisted of 1,212 pounds of canned pumpkin, 109 gallons of evaporated milk, 2,796 eggs, 7 pounds of salt, 14.5 pounds of cinnamon, and 525 pounds of sugar. The final pie weighed 3,699 pounds and measured 20 feet in diameter. That’s quite a feat of pumpkin pie baking!

Vogtland Pumpkin Pie
Vogtländische Kürbistorte
Rustic pumpkin pie from the Vogtland - a mountainous region bordering Bavaria, Thuringia and Saxony- with cinnamon, ginger and butter flavors. While in West Germany pumpkins started to go out of fashion in the 196os, their popularity continued unabated in the Eastern states.
KeywordPie, Pumpkin
RegionBavaria, Thuringia, Saxony

If you go to our Cleveland German Radio Facebook page, I will have this recipe on their for you.  If you would like, let me know and I can send you a
copy also.  
Thanksgiving Dinner, Traditions & Symbols
Whether or not you feel comfortable with a large family gathering this year for Thanksgiving, I have some festive Thanksgiving traditions for Thanksgiving Day that should get you in the holiday mood.

Thanksgiving Dinner
Thanksgiving illustration.....Quite different from the original 1621 Thanksgiving feast that likely included items like eel, seal, swans, and lobster, today’s Thanksgiving dinner usually includes traditional foods like turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. Whether you intend to have a larger gathering this year or just an intimate dinner with immediate family or a couple of friends, eating the classic Thanksgiving dishes is a perfect way to celebrate the holiday. Here are some of the most popular Thanksgiving Foods!

Today nearly 90 percent of Americans eat turkey for Thanksgiving. The bird is so closely tied to the holiday that it’s commonly referred to as “Turkey Day.” The turkey commemorates the first Thanksgiving dinner, in which the Pilgrims are said to have hunted and served wildfowl.

Without corn, it’s possible that the 1621 Thanksgiving dinner wouldn’t have even taken place. In November 1621, after the Pilgrims harvested their first successful corn crop, their Governor William Bradford declared a celebratory feast and invited some of the young colony’s Native American allies, including the Wampanoag. Corn remains a key staple in American agriculture and is something for us to give thanks for today.

This autumn-harvested fruit is one of the oldest domesticated crops native to North America. It may have starred on the menu at the first Thanksgiving, but it wouldn’t have been served sweet with lots of sugar as we’ve grown familiar with as the Pilgrims sugar supply had dwindled by the fall of 1621.

Native Americans in the Northeast used cranberries as a food source, to dye fabric, and as medicine. Because of the importance of cranberries in the 1600s, it’s believed that the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag would have eaten them at the first Thanksgiving, likely as pemmican, a dish of crushed cranberries and dried meat.

Today’s traditional cranberry sauce, made with sugar, didn’t become popular until the 19th century. By the Civil War, cranberry sauce was so commonly served as an American dish that General Ulysses Grant ordered that cranberries be served to his soldiers during their Thanksgiving meal.


The Christmas Season has now started.  I am sure some of you already have their Christmas Trees up and decorated and getting ready for the hustle and bustle of Christmas.  Do you know how the Christmas Tree tradition got started?

Christmas Trees From Germany
Germany is credited with starting the Christmas tree tradition as we now know it in the 16th century when devout Christians brought decorated trees into their homes. Some built Christmas pyramids of wood and decorated them with evergreens and candles if wood was scarce. It is a widely held belief that Martin Luther, the 16th-century Protestant reformer, first added lighted candles to a tree. Walking toward his home one winter evening, composing a sermon, he was awed by the brilliance of stars twinkling amidst evergreens. To recapture the scene for his family, he erected a tree in the main room and wired its branches with lighted candles.

Who Brought Christmas Trees to America?
Most 19th-century Americans found Christmas trees an oddity. The first record of one being on display was in the 1830s by the German settlers of Pennsylvania, although trees had been a tradition in many German homes much earlier. The Pennsylvania German settlements had community trees as early as 1747. But, as late as the 1840s Christmas trees were seen as pagan symbols and not accepted by most Americans.

The early 20th century saw Americans decorating their trees mainly with homemade ornaments, while the German-American sect continued to use apples, nuts, and marzipan cookies. Popcorn joined in after being dyed bright colors and interlaced with berries and nuts. Electricity brought about Christmas lights, making it possible for Christmas trees to glow for days on end. With this, Christmas trees began to appear in town squares across the country and having a Christmas tree in the home became an American tradition.

Let us know how you decorate your Christmas Tree!  We would love to hear from you!


I have a beautiful poem here for the holidays and all year round!

For the Laughter of Children

For the laughter of the Worlds Children, for my own life breath, for the abundance of food in this life, for the beauty outside, for the roof over our heads, the Cleveland German Radio Show, the clothes on our backs, for our health, and our wealth of blessings, for this opportunity to celebrate with family and friends, for the freedom to pray these words without fear, in any language, in any faith, in this great country, whose landscape is as vast and beautiful as her inhabitants. Thank you, God, for giving us all these.