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Welcome to the Eimert Family homepage.


Although statistically insignificant, we occasionally are interesting – witness the discovery (circa 1994) that we are related, albeit distantly, to other people.  The picture illustrates how when travelling we reduce ourselves to two-thirds normal size, strut like air-head runway models and wear outlandish clothes and matching sunglasses (red for males), so as to be unrecognizable to anyone but each other and frightening to strangers.  This keeps autograph hounds and Jehovah’s Witnesses at bay.  Most of the kids in this picture (taken before Bill Clinton didn’t have sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky) have since grown up to lead unproductive lives as students and temperamental summer residents in the vast, luxurious but awfully cluttered Eimert Family Basement.  Love ’em all!

We hope you enjoy this site and look forward to hearing from you – feel free to post a message in our guestbook; the more insightful and polite ones will be preserved.  None in 17 years, but you never know.

Bonus Feature – Link of the Decadehttp://www.findagrave.com   Pics of Graves of the Famous and the Dead.

Yet another not-missing link – webcam shots of Cahoon Hollow Beach, Wellfleet, MA (from the Beachcomber bar): http://www.thebeachcomber.com/beach/index.html

OK, one more gem:  daily hyperlinked digest of political cartoons from around the world – http://cagle.slate.msn.com/politicalcartoons/pccartoons/archives/lester.asp?Action=GetImage

For just about the most beautiful and haunting solo voice in the world, that of Mary Fahl, former lead singer of the sadly disbanded “October Project,” go to http://www.maryfahl.com/  Included is her contribution to the soundtrack of “Gods and Generals,” “Going Home.”

Books for those long days inside, when you’re not at work, being hounded by the kids or driving the little tyrants somewhere … Gettysburg – historical “what if” novel, which departs history after the first day of battle and offers a clever and thought-provoking fictional scenario where Lee is persuaded by Longstreet to abandon his mystic, murderous frontal assaults on the entrenched Union line at Cemetery Ridge in favor of a massive flanking maneuver far south of the Round Tops, eventually cutting off the Army of the Potomac from Baltimore and Washington, shredding the panicked Union forces under Meade and leaving Lincoln in a panicked capital to summon Grant east from his victory at Vicksburg to save the Union from Lee’s advancing forces.  By the much-missed Newt Gingrich and military historian William Fortschen.  A fascinating page-turner that reminds us how, with a little counterforce, the hinges of history can swing in a very different direction.