On the 31. May we were 50 years in Australia. We, that’s my wife and two daughters. Later we had two more children, a son and another daughter.
So, the family has grown. When the whole family comes together we are more than 20 persons.
We have never regretted coming here. We chose the fifth continent in favour of old Germany. That’s was that. In the aftermath of WWII we wanted something else than Germany was offering us. The economic miracle was just taking off. And so were we.
We found Australia a strange country. In some way is was behind and that was attractive to us. It has some old fashioned charm. The people were much friendlier than in Germany
Cars stopped for us when we wanted to cross the road with the pram. That did not happen in Germany. People saw children as pest and their parents criminals.
Australia wanted children. Here we felt welcome in Germany rejected.
So, Australia is the best country in the world? I don’t think there is such a country, the best. It is good for us. That is all that matters. I think it is still behind, especially behind Europe. But it does not matter to us. Here the people are more laid back. Here anyone can live in his own fashion.