Originally Posted by Vikingdad
That is how my paternal grandmother talked. She emigrated here from Germany in 1917 and stopped speaking German as soon as quickly as she could learn English. She never spoke German again throughout her life until she passed on in 1983 yet she still retained a thick accent throughout her life.
This lady speaks English fairly well, with a slight accent
but, as the letter shows, she has spent no time learning written English. She told my wife the other day she tried to go on a two-way e-mail chat line with a yarn supplier about a question she had. They wrote her that they could not understand a word she was writing. I believe it!