Saturday, July 14, 2012

Gemütlichkeit



Comfort, Texas was founded by German pioneers in 1854. Their choice of a name for their new town was "Gemütlichkeit," which has no exact translation into English. Google Translate defines it as "coziness" but it generally means peace, serenity, comfort and happiness. In the end, they decided that it was much easier to pronounce "Comfort", and therefore a few miles north of Boerne in the hill county is Comfort, Texas. It is just south of Kerrville and much of the original townsite is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. A road trip to Comfort is a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon especially on a spring day when wild flowers are in full bloom along IH-10 West of San Antonio. And stopping at Popo's for lunch on the way is a must.






CARL F. KLEMSTEIN

GEB.
Feb. 7, 1834

GEST.
Jan. 17, 1891

Im Alter von
56 Jahren 11 Monaten
10 Tagen









Hier Ruht
KATHARINA GERTRUDE
HEINEN

GEBNE NAUEN

GEB
Dec. 25, 1807

GEST
May 13, 1899

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