As a foreign currency exchange student at EHS 1976-77 I spent a full year of experience, getting to know American hospitality, recognition of personality by teachers and even a little bit of early settlement enthusiasm by people from various countries including Germany.
I then came to Illinois several times to visit friends, only those traveling outside of Illinois, so Effingham is to me a mirror of American life. Of course the intersection of opportunities is always changing; I realized, for example, that dairy farming was almost extinct in the county.
Is the stance of the 1977 Stamp “Speak your truth calmly and clearly … Avoid loud and aggressive people” still being followed at Effingham?
Greetings from Germany.
Ralf Eyssen, Luckenwalde, Germany
PS Anyone in Effingham who has the opportunity to visit Germany is very welcome at our home near Berlin.