36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 112: Thankful Thanksgiving


Vienna 1971—A Student Journal
A year of music, study, travel, sightseeing & friends.

Day 112 — Thankful Thanksgiving
22-November-1971 (Mon.)


Es schneit!

Only lightly, but lasts through the whole day. Snow gives me a good feeling.

Had my horn lesson. Generally doing a little better. Never satisfied.

Had my piano lesson—learning an awful lot about piano, even at my barbaric stage. You have to do so many things that I never realized.

Went to a modern music concert. Generally, not tremendously fascinating. (See notes about pieces.) [I’m] Starting, I think, to develop a philosophy.


It snows. It’s snowing. It’s snowing. I love the snow. P.S. Where is the German Grammar Girl? I know that es schneit is probably not correct.

Lessons. Horn and piano lessons seem to be going well. I’m enjoying the piano lessons and learning new information.

Contemporary music. I appear to be formulating my thoughts on what I think about various types of contemporary music. Today, in 2007, I enjoy a wide variety of contemporary musical styles. In 1971, I am probably critical of contemporary music that doesn't strike me as original.

2007 Snow. In 2007, there was a light snow on my last day in the hospital. The next day, the snow caused someone to rear-end my wife’s car. Once again, opposites—snow can be beautiful to look at and walk in, but treacherous to drive in.

Anniversary. Today’s also my wedding anniversary. 11 years. It’s not always easy being married, especially during stressful times. Just a couple of days ago, my wife was recovering from a small car accident. We’re thankful she’s ok.

Thankful Thanksgiving. Today was also Thanksgiving. We had a nice family dinner with turkey and all the other food. Today, I was truly thankful to God because we got through our two recent life events with no serious health issues.


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