Homesick

Hi, i just wonder if someone else feels sometimes also homesick.:’(
Right now i live for around 10 years in the US and i still feel like i never arrived really. And so the feeling of home comes stronger. Perhaps it is also the current situation. Less income, less jobs with good pay.
What do you do to overcome that feeling, or you don’t feel it at all?
Haven’t visit my parents for 2 years now, but this year i will.

btw. happy laborday to everyone in the US. :slight_smile:

So yester64 I am sorry to hear you are homesick. It would seem that I am instead stuck at home after my recent operation, unable to go very far from the restroom or house, which may be more than I should say. Still, I am also homesick for the days when I was normal, or well you know, more normal like anyway. None the less, I feel your pain and hope that this will also pass for you.

And, Happy Labor Day to you as well, yester64.lol!

Thank You,

i forgot to add that i am from germany.
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As far as I’ concerned, you’re pretty normal. Whenever things go more or less bad for people, they want to feel secure, they want their loved ones close to them. Human, IMHO.

I know what it’s like to come home on a train station, and hearing the familiar mumbling of people speaking, whilst not hearing exactly what they say, just their “sound of home”.

Hope things work out well for you, and yours.

> i forgot to add that i am from germany.

Welcome to the States! Closest I’ve been to Germany
is Austria, but it’s a lovely place. Sometimes I think
people move here under the impression that everything is
a bag of cherries, there are no problems and everyone
is living on the fattened calf. Reality, as you see
is far different. We work hard to shape our lives, hopefully
into something better than what our parents had. If you are
feeling that you haven’t quite ‘arrived’ and are feeling
homesick, find something you can do to help out in your
community…aka…the real world. Online communities are
nice, but they never fill the void of true human interaction.
The more active you are in a cummunity the more you will feel
a part of it. Even if it’s something simple, you may discover
new friends and relationships that you never thought possible.

Hang in there, change is never easy and I can’t imagine
anything more difficult that moving to a different country.

Oh, yes. Well, i do have friends and i enjoy life as it comes.
But sometimes i get reminded that i miss (of course) my family and to an extent even my country. Funny thing is, i never felt the way as i was living there. In some sense you value things after you lost them. (the one thing i really really miss i the german food)
No, the only reason why i am here is because of my wife. :slight_smile:
We lived for 1,5 years over there but then she felt how i feel now. ugg.
I think if i had more money to spare right now, i would just flight over there.

I think you need a visit to Germany and your family. Start saving for it and soon you will be over there.

yester64 wrote:
> (the one thing i really really miss i the german food)

look around, almost every large city has a “German restaurant” (or
bakery, butcher, etc etc etc)

no, it won’t be just like mom’s (especially if the German
descendant/owners roots is from Berin, and dear old mom from Munich,
or on the border to Alsace, etc etc) but, it might help a little…

and, as far as i recall some of the best wurst (and beer) around is
made in Texas, using techniques and recipes from The Old Country!


DenverD
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> In some sense you value things after you lost them.
I think this is always the case.

> (the
> one thing i really really miss i the german food)
Mmmmm…tasty brats and kraut, my fave.

> No, the only reason why i am here is because of my wife. :slight_smile:
Well that’s how I ended up where I am at as well.
It’s worked out for the best though.

> I think if i had more money to spare right now, i would just flight
> over there.
Travelling back works for me. I get to be
there just long enough to remember why I was okay with leaving. :slight_smile:
Maybe you do this already, but sometimes a phonecall to an old
friend or family will do the trick to get you over those feelings.

> and, as far as i recall some of the best wurst (and beer) around is
> made in Texas, using techniques and recipes from The Old Country!

Actually the largest amount of German settlers can be found in the midwest.
Missouri, Illinois, Iowa. Settlers tended to stop in areas that reminded
them of their homeland. St. Louis for instance has their annual
Strassenfest. http://www.strassenfest.org/

yep…i guess you are correct that the largest concentration is not in
Texas, but those folks up in the more northern areas make stuff like
Budweiser [worst, imho most ‘factory’ brew on earth], while the ones
in Texas make Shiner and others…

you need to see New Braunfels, in the Hill Country just north of San
Antonio to see “reminded them of their homeland” (not all of Texas is
‘west’, and dusty…)…

and one of the best German bakeries i ever saw was in Oklahoma City
(nothing about that town (or a hundred miles in any direction)
reminds me of anything European…)

some folks stopped when the wheels fell off…


DenverD
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DenverD as someone that lives in Texas, there are indeed several places to obtain good German food (Not that I claim to be an expert on the subject), including New Braunfels as you mention. My last trip to Frederricksburg, Texas (kind of between Kerrville and Johnson City sort of North and West of San Antonio) I found some very good German food at a restaurant called the Summer House, as I remember the name.

Thank You,

> some folks stopped when the wheels fell off…

Or didn’t know when to stop. LOL.
Budweiser is just getting a bad rap
these days because it’s no longer ‘en vogue’.
Budweiser has been number 1 for a long time
and as with anything that has dominated for
so long, there comes a time when people start
looking elsewhere. Microbrews are the new
thing. Personally, I think the best beers in
the world are coming out of Colorado…and I don’t
mean Coors. Heh heh.

> Oh, yes. Well, i do have friends and i enjoy life as it comes.
> But sometimes i get reminded that i miss (of course) my family and to
> an extent even my country. Funny thing is, i never felt the way as i was
> living there. In some sense you value things after you lost them. (the
> one thing i really really miss i the german food)
> No, the only reason why i am here is because of my wife. :slight_smile:
> We lived for 1,5 years over there but then she felt how i feel now.
> ugg.
> I think if i had more money to spare right now, i would just flight
> over there.

Don’t know if you are following the rest of this thread, but maybe try
and hit a German festival this fall? Lots of them around the country,
and usually serving very authentic German food and of course…beer!
Lots of traditional German dancing etc. I always have fun at them and
you’ll probably meet some expat’s as well.

I actually cook and bake myself if i can.
There is a lot you can do yourself fairly cheaply.

As far as festivals goes, i went once to one in Torrence,CA which was ok but not that great. It might a be also the weather, since it was kinda cold and cloudy.
I keep St.Lois in my mind. If i ever have chance i will visit it.

I do have contacts to germany still. Mostly my parents and relatives.

GofBorg wrote:
> Budweiser is just getting a bad rap
> these days because it’s no longer ‘en vogue’.

hmmm…i started giving it a bad rap in about 1970 or so…

try an original tell me Anheuser-Busch is not a long long long LONG
way from the (quite nice and not bitter) Budvar Budwwiser
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budweiser_Budvar_Brewery


DenverD
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If american, i rather drink Samuel Adams. Great bear. But i prefer lager over ale.
Usually i drink german beer. For some time i get it from trader joe since they also have cheaper brands that are still ok.

> If american, i rather drink Samuel Adams. Great bear. But i prefer
> lager over ale.

Mmmm…love the Sam Adams. Since I am in the South…Terrapin
and Sweet Water are very nice. However, you cannot compare any
of them on annual sales versus Budweiser…strange but true.
Buddy of mine that works at a liquor store says it’s almost a
steady parade all night of Bud Light buyers.