Marlene Dietrich's 116th Birthday

Although I have traveled far and wide, I am never far from the Monongahela Valley. I am a second-generation American; the Old Countries are never far from me. The wood, and hills, rivers and “cricks” have given me an appreciation for nature.
     Google honored her today with a doodle. She did not have to leave Nazi Germany, but she chose to do so. Her tireless work selling war bonds showed her love for her new country. But her continued aversion to Germany after the war alienated her from the land of her birth. Belated recognition in her home town of Berlin was not without controversy, as the second link shows/

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/12/marlene-dietrich-alternative-fighter-wwii-171226134724478.html

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/12/marlene-dietrich-alternative-fighter-wwii-171226134724478.html

     The song she was best know for: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDQnfF6-j48

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