Friday, June 09, 2006


This is a diary, not a collection of letters, more thoughts that people think and rarely ever say - dull when I am feeling dull or revelatory when there is something to reveal. To anyone who may happen on it by accident, I cannot change to please.

Last night Mama and I dined with my uncle, her brother, Anton Pertl, who sang for our supper in the church at St Gilgen. He has a fine tenor voice. We ate two trouts apiece and had such bellyaches and looseness of stool that I never want to eat trout again. N


Blogger Dodo said...

Meine liebe Nannerl
You are risen from the dead - I'm most happy! I thought I might not hear from you again.
Your loving Dodo, who is also not dead nor extinct.

1:12 PM  
Blogger alinoleo said...

I hope you had enjoyed your supper! I was told your uncle is a very well mooded guy.- Is it truth? Do you and Wolfie own your sense of humor to him? kisses and hope to hear from you soon!

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find the whole American thing of "Wolfie" anathema.

4:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wolfi and Wolferl are diminutives that were regularly used by the Mozart family. Wolfie is no different from Dave or Davy for David or Alex, Alexei for Alexander etc. Diminutives sound cloying if you're not one of the intimates perhaps, but most people use them, whatever nationality! N.

8:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A propos: I am called Wolfi, Wofel, Wolferl, Wolgangerl, Wolfgango and a host of indelicate names which I will not disclose here in my dear Sister's public diary.

American indeed. Germans who move to America take their language with them!

9:27 AM  
Blogger alinoleo said...

Sorry if I hurted people's feelings with the Wolfie thing...but when you are loved, and people express it, it may be a little rude or maybe snobish this kind of comment... and I was not writting in German...And it was not offensive whatsoever. By the way, I'm neither American or German, so I could call him whatever I wanted in my language and you would never get it...Have nice Holidays! Enjoy Xtmas

8:13 PM  

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