I just went through some old memory things and found a letter from Mar.15.1972 which includes a birthday credit card from my doughter being 4 years old on Mar.29.1972 from the RED COUCH GRILL nearby the hotel east of Hartford not far away from brat and withney(probably spelled wrong) factory. We stayed at this time in east Hartford at the Madison Motor Inn (my first trip to the US) and i took my wife and my doughter with me, because I had to stay for more then 3 month away from old Germany and i didnt want to leave the family back home. The Hotel was $ 12,xx , what a price and we had a living room with kitchenet a bedroom, bathroom and a small room for cloth ( I did not know anything about walk in cupbourds). The reason I got to this side was, I wanted to check if red couch grill does still exist and if it would have been I would have liked to try to get a free dinner with this card for my dougther on her next birthday, unfortunately the card is not valid anymore because no red couch grill anymore. I will keep the card just for the nice rememberances I (we) have because we met people (colleage) who invited us to his house to live in for the time we where over there, because my wife wanted to fligh home after a month, feeling bored me always in the company from morning till night and she alone without car with the little child. We still have a very closed relationship with this very nice family, we often visit them and they or some of there 10 children visit us, just great, this is the way the world should work.
Could write a whole book about it, but nowbody will read it if it gets to long.
Thanks to all of you, we love Americans, they are deeply friendly we do appriciate this so much, because over here people are a bit different, not real bad but we can tell the difference.
We wanted to move over, but onkel sam only accepts us if we have a million $ on the banc account or we open buisiness (we dont want, we are retired), so we stay here its beautiful also and visit your nice country as often as possible ( I am going to a motorbike ride holiday for a month on May 30.