Genealogy

  • “The life, my dear friend, is the art of meeting people.”

    “The life, my dear friend, is the art of meeting people.”

      “The life, my dear friend, is the art of meeting people.”   A wonderful event just occurred. Czech words from seventy years ago were read aloud in my writing room. It happened because I read a fortuitous article in the Orlando Sentinel newspaper reporting that the Rotary Club in our College Park neighborhood was…

  • May 21, 1939 – A Trip That Never Ended

    May 21, 1939 – A Trip That Never Ended

    Seventy-four years ago, Oswald “Valdik” Holzer started a trip that never ended. Beginning a twisted worldwide journey, on May 21, 1939 my father forever departed from his homeland; only to return “home” again as a visitor. As he left, he said goodbye to his parent’s at Prague’s Woodrow Wilson train station. Two months earlier, his…