My uncle has presented me with a challenge, so I thought I’d post it here, send it out into the universe, and see if something good returns.
My uncle served as an MP in Germany for a couple of years in the mid 1950s. Around 1955, he met a young man named Ingolf C. Druschke. Ingolf was 17 and in his last year of trade school to become a machinist. They met along the Rhine River. Ingolf lived in Manneheim and invited my uncle to his home. My uncle says that he was in the Druschke home many times and often ate with the family. He felt very much at home with them. Ingolf’s mother worked at the American Embassy as a translator, to the best of his recollection. (Ingolf looks older than 17 in this picture, doesn’t he?)
My uncle has always wondered what happened to the young man who befriended him and asked if I would try to find him.
So that’s my plug. If you know the Druschke family, or have suggestions to help me in my search, I would love to hear from you!
I posted something on this blog several months ago that I never thought would be seen by the person for whom it was intended. Mysteriously, it was. Perhaps I’ll share the story here one day. But, for now, I’m sending another post out into the universe and hoping I’ll be lucky again.