IPA Newsletter October 2019 - Last word

29 Oct 2019


Last month I went home to Germany to help my parents prepare for their move to a smaller place. My childhood home, and with my parents having lived there for close to 50 years, this was never going to be an easy task …

One pleasant surprise awaited me in the basement, where I discovered around 10 old photo albums from my grandparents. Looking through them, I discovered literally hundreds of IPA pictures.

I am not exaggerating when I say that each one of those shows how much fun and enjoyment my Oma and Opa had with the IPA, on their trips to Paris, the Netherlands, Nottingham (!), Belgium, and of course while hosting IPA members from all the above sections back in their own home.

I cannot share all of the photos with you, but have chosen a couple that I really like, taken a long time before I was born, at an IPA Ball in Liège in the Sixties.

Have a look at my grandparents dancing with each other, and enjoying the company of their friends in Belgium – and I am sure you’ll agree with me that it shows they made the most of their IPA membership :)

Elke

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