Inspired by my daughter's post about our King, I want to tell you a little episode from my mother's life, born 1915. It was such an unforgettable experience for her, that she often told us this little true story:
König Wilhelm II von Württemberg used to walk his two beloved little dogs daily himself, around his domicil Marienwahl. They were pretty white German Spitz dogs. He always wore a traditional hunter's suit with matching felt hat, and a walking stick belonged to him as well.
When my mum was a little girl, she often went (of course on foot) to visit her grandmother, who lived in a suburb of Ludwigsburg, and she had to pass the corner where the King lived. At this time nobody had heard about bodyguards!
She often saw him, and once he noticed her, asked her name and patted her hair. So she made a deep courtsey and little Else felt very lucky about this great honour.
Later in her life, she had a little white Spitz dog herself, called Lore. Maybe it was a hommage to this popular King!
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When I was writing my review to "Der gelernte König", I thought about including my grandma's encounter with the king. But as I was not entirely sure of it and did not want to write anything that wasn't true, I left it out.
My Mum has a better memory than I, and the episode does deserve its own post, doesn't it?