Everywhere we are happy was recorded, unless in the school of our children, sport, and even leg shopping. Everyone had a few kind words for us. Our children – then 3 and 6 years old had no problems in the school, the teachers and the other children have befriended them and they were both very popular, she had Yes something new and interesting to tell – namely about Germany. In the profession – for our immigration at that time we had made a branch office of our German company in Florida and even here no problems with employees. The employees have fully campaigned and helped us also like the (without extra charge) with the paperwork. Often, it was already done before we ever knew.
Another example of the American mentality. Entire neighborhoods from the outside world were closed after Hurricane Charley in 2004, we have had no power for about 3 weeks in midsummer. The whole neighborhood has worked to clean up, to make clean and in the evening we have huge “cook out” arranged with barbecue and campfire. When we were finished with our neighborhood we drove to the neighboring municipality and have helped them. A few of us had generators and it was self-evident that we alternately the whole neighborhood have powered our generator.
Later, when I then 1994 my real estate brokers license made have – I learned for the first time, that it are here as well as any competition thinking. All work together and help each other. It’s more of a coexistence as a conflict. There is hardly any also envious. The other with a look forward if you have success and are sad and understanding with us if a Miserfolg arrives. You can see little miesepetrige faces. Not in the shops yet in restaurants – all are very friendly and what many Europeans think this friendliness is placed and not real, can be true or not. As a customer this is matter – mainly the people are friendly. Many people from my old home ask me every now and then, what I miss here. My answer is usually, “not much, here there is pretty much everything also there is in Germany – except Milka Milchschockolade”. So if one comes by you Florida – I’m always a grateful recipient of Vollmich chocolate (preferably with cream or cappuccino). If you think it to emigrate to Florida and you start to have doubts, whether this decision is correct or bottle or you have any questions, send me just email or call me.
© Walter Bowen 2023