They sit on opposite sides on hard wooden benches without backs. All the men on one side and women on the other. We sing in German. The sermon’s in German. Our Bibles are in German. Sometimes the preacher doesn’t know what he’s saying ‘cause it’s in German; he just says what’s printed. I always slept or looked around. The deacon was always watching us over the top of his glasses.”
(c)Copyright 2013, Brenda Nixon.