Postcards from Pannonia Adam von Dioszeghy

ISBN: 9781425115647

Published: April 12th 2007

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Postcards from Pannonia  by  Adam von Dioszeghy

Postcards from Pannonia by Adam von Dioszeghy
April 12th 2007 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | | ISBN: 9781425115647 | 4.60 Mb

A freedom fighter of the 1956 Hungarian revolution, after over 40 years in the US, and his California-born wife, decide to return to his native land to live. Whats more, they decide to purchase a dilapidated country house-with about 7 acres ofMoreA freedom fighter of the 1956 Hungarian revolution, after over 40 years in the US, and his California-born wife, decide to return to his native land to live.

Whats more, they decide to purchase a dilapidated country house-with about 7 acres of land-perched atop a hill in the foothills of the Bakony Mountains, nestled in the middle of an ancient area the Romans called Pannonia. The house sits alone, set apart from the neighboring village of 1,200 souls. The couple is idealistic, brave and - some might say - idiotic to undertake such a task. Of course, the house needs to be renovated and made fit for habitation. Craftsmen and workers need to be found. The work needs supervision. As our hero and heroine are absentee owners (living mostly in California), they are people who could easily be taken advantage of by unscrupulous and greedy locals.

Country folk often focus on strangers as exotic and wealthy - true or not - and this is especially the case when the strangers are viewed as rich Americans.The situation calls for caution and careful planning. Fortunately, a local good Samaritan, in the form of a native and pillar of the community, befriends them, comes to their aid time and again, and becomes their guardian angel. Amid seeming chaos and very real trepidation, restoration and refurbishment begins. While progress is far from smooth and continuous, no major disasters occur. Local craftsmen are found who are ably kept in check by Anti, the guardian angel.

The skirmishes are numerous and colorful, but the locals (who for some reason concoct the story that the house has been bought by a famous American film producer), gradually accept the interlopers.As time passesand the owners spend more and more time on the property, boundaries come down and friendships are forged.

There are invitations and counter-invitations issued and accepted. People offer their generous help with problems otherwise unsolvable. The house is completed. With the assistance of these new-found friends, the adventuresome newcomers plant a vineyard, and now spend over seven months a year in their new paradise.

Life is good...



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