Sunday, April 11, 2010
About Letter 210
Bill's company helps relieve the French occupiers in the Village of Vaihingen, about 20 miles north of Stuttgart. The streets are narrow with poor garbage and sewage disposal. "Everywhere one sees in big black letters EINTRITT VERBOTEN-TYPHUS." Overlooking the town is a 1000 year old castle or "schloss". Urged on by a cheering crowd, Bill and a friend climb the castle tower and reset a huge clock that was off by 6 hours "for as long as anyone could remember."