RE: [Cz-L] Dementia or what?

From: cornel fleming <>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:04:23 +0100
To: "'Andy Halmay'" <>, "'Czernowitz Genealogy and History'" <>
Reply-To: "cornel fleming" <>

Relax,Andy....not unusual at all. And demented people do not write long
epistles about it! Cornel

>>To Czernowitzers in their 80s! Do you have problems similar to mine or am I
starting to get dementia? I bought a pumpkin yesterday and cut it up to
make some soup and freeze the rest. This morning I wanted to check online
for the proper way to make pumpkin seeds like we used to be able to buy on
the streets of Cz. And then it happened! I couldn=E2=80=99t think of the =
name =E2=80=9Cpumpkin=E2=80=9D to type into Google. I racked my brain but
no na= me would come up. "Kurbis" came to me but not pumpkin. Like most of
you, the first language I learned was German. In school I added Romanian and
French. From my dad I picked up a bit of Hungarian. He kept it as his
private language to use with his Hungarian friends but I listened in and
picked some up anyway. So, technically, English is my 4th language. But my
English took over 74 years ago. I can no longer converse in my first three
I have been *thinking* in English for over 70 years, but lately I find
myself groping for certain simple words and then the German version of it
will pop up in mein Kopf. So I went to an online translation service, typed
in Kurbis and got pumpkin. Problem solved - but only possible while at my
PC. Is this normal in our 80s?
Andy Halmay

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