I lived on Wismarer Strasse in Frankfurt Germany-the location of the WW2 era bomb that is forcing the evacuation of the city of Frankfurt Germany today. My house was where the red mark is (near the top of the photo) and the green mark is where the bomb is located.
I lived there with my family from 1974-1977. I played kick the can on that street in the summers. I waited for the green military school bus right across the street from where that bomb is. I ate my first meal after landing at the Flughafen over that bomb, in what was The Ambassador Arms Hotel. My mom used to get her hair done at the beauty parlor at The Ambassador Arms.
I walked in front of the bomb on my home from high school (see building in front of the track on left in photo). In short, I was blissfully unaware that in the 1940’s, this bomb had been dropped by the British to stop the Nazis. I tell you, I never thought about Nazis the whole time we were in Germany. I was 12 turning 13 when we arrived in Germany, and 15 turning 16 when we left. I was thinking about myself. I was thinking about boys. I was thinking about music.
And now, I am thinking about all the history that took place in that area. I am thinking about the American occupation, about WW2, and also about the young, American teenage girl who lived, loved, laughed and cried on that street. May all be well today on Wismarer Strasse.