A picture often carries an unsuspected story

When Jim and I were living in Brooklyn, NY in the 1958, I wrote a story about a young woman who always had a red geranium blooming in her kitchen window  because, “It gives me courage.” 

Years later on a drab and misty Irish morning,  when I saw this brave bloom on a pub window sill, I snapped it’s picture.  It has brightened my days ever since. e. schoettler

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Ellouise Schoettler , Chevy Chase, MD

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  1. Dear Ms. Schoettler,

    I am President and Program Chair of the Northern VA Women’s Social Club (NVWSC) and a member suggested contacting you to speak about The Hello Girls, or any other topic of your choosing, at one of our luncheons. I am pulling together the schedule for the coming year, which is from September 2015 through June 2016. If you are interested in presenting, please let me know which month would work best for you. As of now, September and October and all the months in 2016 are open for your consideration.

    Let me tell you a little about NVWSC, which is celebrating 50 years in 2015-2016. We are a non-profit social club serving providing our members with opportunities to hear different speakers/authors/singers/musicians, take day and overnight trips to various places of historical interest, and sponsor a holiday dinner in December. We have over 100 members and our monthly luncheons can include anywhere from 60 – 80 members. We meet the first Wednesday of each month at the Westwood Country Club, Maple Ave., Vienna, VA. We have a short social hour from 11 a.m. – noon, lunch is served at noon and we conduct a brief business session during lunch – to discuss planned trips, special needs of some of our members or a family member who may be ill, and any other business that needs attention of the members. Our entertainment program is from 1 – 2 p.m. We must vacate the building a 2 p.m. so the club staff can prepare for any evening events.

    We would be please to have you as our lunch guest and then enjoy your presentation. We do not have access to audio-visual equipment, such as large screen for slides films. We do have a podium and a portable microphone and we could set up a table for you to display any materials you wish to sell. We also have a limited budget and if your could speak at no cost or a modest fee this would be most appreciated.

    I look forward to hearing from you. I know our members would enjoy a presentation by you.


    Beej Jasper

  2. Hi! As you saw my last name is also schoettler! I was looking for relatives and you name came up! My parents we Robert ( Bob)schoettler born in Alaska but lived in Port Angeles wa. Mom was Emily ( hill) schoettler. Grandmother, Beatrice schoettler, Grandfather Jonathon ( Jack) schoettler. I don’t know if we are related but wanted to say HI! I am just starting some of my genealogy so I don’t know where or if we meet up. If you know anything my name again is Lora (Schoettler) Pirwitz. My email is

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