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Oh, those Belgian cookies

December 5, 2012
By Ted Rowe , Marshall Independent

The closest I come to being a Belgian is that a step-grandfather of mine was from the Alsace Lorraine area when it was held by Germany. Alsace Lorraine is currently part of France. Half of the rest of my ancestry (my mother's side) is a little more German, coming from the Frankfort area. Though we often think of Belgians as speaking Dutch, Flemish, or French, there are nine municipalities of Belgium that are German speaking. Less than a month ago, Nov. 15, they celebrated Day of the German-speaking Communities of Belgium.



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