The Luxembourgers are almost a minority in their own country. Half the inhabitants are foreign, but provide the necessary work force for the survival of the nation.
General Patton is buried here, along with over 5,000 other American soldiers from the Battle of the Bulge in WW2.
It is one of the smallest countries in Europe, an active player in World Affairs, and it has one simple slogan on its castles and walls that has survived from the beginning ... "We Want To Remain The Way We Are."
This is the textbook definition of Luxembourg. It and I were much alike. It would be my new home, thanks to a girl I had found in an internet chat.
A virtual relationship that had developed over many months. My options in the USA had simply run out.
Tuesday, December 14, 2004
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