Die olta Martha Basl und ondra Tschichtlen

Die olta Martha Basl und ondra Tschichtlen


Dora Maendel

Die olta Martha Basel und ondra Tschichtlen is a compliation of stories told in the Hutterite dialect. Story-teller Dora Maendel tells six stories which are proven favorites, tested by years of telling.
The stories are accompanied by traditional Hutterite Geiglen, Harmonica tunes, played by Eileen Maendel.

1. Es klana Hassela
2. Zlateh, die Gaß
3. Rass, wa, tri
4. Die olta Martha Basl
5. Die Mueter foet weck
6. Laufn durch Geduld

ISBN: 978-0-9809105-3-7
Release date: May 2008

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About the Author

I was born in 1951 at New Rosedale Colony, 35 km. southwest of Portage la Prairie in Manitoba, Canada. Like other Hutterite children, I attended Klanaschul, beginning just after my third birthday. This was paradise! Throughout the summer months, my playmates and I enjoyed the picket-fenced Klanaschul ground with its grass, shrubs, sandbox, seesaw, swings and slide. Supervised by a Klanaschuelankela, we ate, napped, sang, heard stories and prayed. Sometimes we walked to Ondreas Vetter's orchard or to the goose barn to see Mike Vetter's goslings.
Each day, one of three women had her turn enriching our lives. I hear:  Revekah Basel praying, "Ich bin ein kleines Kindelein und meine Kraft ist schwach..."; Susannah Basel singing, "Himmlische Sonne! Himmlische Sonne! Bestrahle mein Herz mit Liebe so rein!"; and Sanna Basel telling us the story of a young Jewish girl in the house of Naeman in Syria. 
Today I live and teach at Fairholme Colony, 10 km. south of New Rosedale.