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Comment by Sigmund Fertig on February 10, 2018 at 9:32am

Anybody heard anything from Wayne ?

Comment by Dave Gettman on February 9, 2018 at 8:45am

I remember my mom and dad talking about "Fasching Season". They had a traditional "Key Dance" where the men all threw their house keys out onto the dance floor and the women all scrambled for them. The women then went around the room searching for the owner of their key, who was supposed to then be their sex partner for the night.

Unknown to my mom and dad, our maid had thrown my dad's key onto the floor. A large busted, cross-eyed gal ended up with it and wanted my dad in the worst way. Cost my mom quite a bit of money to get the key back!

Comment by harold goldstein on February 9, 2018 at 6:01am

What I remember was about Feb 10 to Feb 25 - 2 weeks was The Fashing Fest, almost like our Halloween with teenagers and young adults running around and playing around with any one they can.    From my memory it was always snowing then.  Don't forget in Feb I was still TDY with the 3rd AC.  It was a very weird experience but what fun

Comment by ErnieKeel on February 9, 2018 at 2:09am

I found this online:  I think this was what was going on, sounds like fun too!  I saw people walking around in weird costumes, someone had a cowboy hat on.  

Weiberfasching or Weiberfastnacht  This is the female Fasching, celebrated the last Thursday before Ash Wednesday. This year, it falls on Feb. 8. Weiberfasching starts in the morning where masked women take over cities and symbolically take the key of the town hall from the mayor.

 Another Weiberfasching ritual is to cut men’s ties. Men, be prepared: Don’t wear your most expensive tie. Ladies, don’t forget your scissors.  The day ends with Weiber-Fasching-Parties, festivities in which men dress up as women. Some parties won’t allow men not dressed the part to enter. While men dress up as women and many women dress up as men, this is not mandatory. Women can wear any other costume, but men commonly dress as women.

Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on February 8, 2018 at 8:35pm

Jim,the night was called,Witch Night.

Comment by Jim Clendenen on February 8, 2018 at 2:57pm

Not sure what's going on in Amberg, but it looks like their having fun.

http://webcams.amberg.de/cam/Rathaus.html

Comment by harold goldstein on February 7, 2018 at 10:49am

You guys are "Always Ready"  Toujours Pret

Boogie Woogie or

This is the army Mr. Jones

Praise the Lord  I don't think it would work but I will try it

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