Posted on Jun 17, 2020
Nadia Muraca
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Is there anything she should be doing to get ready. I’ve been trying to help her but she won’t let me do anything. Like does she need sheets , tv , dishes etc. I’m probably being over paranoid I just want to do what I can to make this am easier tradition. ?
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I'm here now. Its wonderful weather and she'll enjoy it. Time for your little bird to leave the nest.
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I was in Stuttgart form 1987-91. The one thing I will never forget is my first few times trying to navigate through, GI version, “Mox Nix Corners.” Here is a discription I found on a forum: Mox Nix Corners
There I Was...#83, Before the intersection was renovated with overpasses and a traffic circle, the spot in Stuttgart where highways 10 and 27 intersected was called "Mox Nix Corners". It was more than a simple crossroads. There were side streets, access roads, and frontage roads all coming together in an elongated oval with half a dozen traffic lights trying to sort it all out. The streetcar tracks and busstops added to the fun. The GI's referred to it as Mox Nix Corners because it didn't matter which direction you were coming from, you were gonna get lost. "Macht Nichts" literally means "it makes nothing" or as we might say today, "Whatever" or "No big thing". The last time I went through there it was changed a lot from the old days, but it is still a confusing mess. It's like the old hick said to the lost city boy, "you can't get there from here." The first time I encountered MNC, I immediately understood. SFC (Join to see)
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SP5 Tom Manning
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Having been stationed at Stuttgart army airfield from 68-71, I daily made the run from airfield to Kelly barracks and Panzer Kaserne ,so Mox Nix corners are very well known. The good part of the run was my deuce and a half was somewhat imposing and if you learned to drive like they do in europe they respected your largeness
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SSG Robert Perrotto
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Not trying to be rude, but , its time to cut the apron strings. The best thing you can do right now, is just support her decision. She wants to do this on her own legs, on her own terms. US military bases in Europe are small pockets of America, they have a Walmart type store called a PX/BX, they have a grocery store called a Commissary, and lots of small niche stores, like an ATT, Beauty salon, flower shop, and local representatives of the surrounding area selling their wares. There is a movie theater, fast food restuarants, and a host of other amenities. She will be able to purchase all that she requires or needs easily. She will also have access to some amazing travel opportunities within Europe, at really affordable prices. Let her live, and make choices. You cannot protect them forever.
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SSG Laurie Mullen
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Sounds like your daughter just wants to spread her wings and do things on her own. Let her fly and after she gets to Germany and gets settled in then ask her if you can send her a care package and what she would like in it. She'll have access to the PX and local shops so she can buy the things she needs. I know that as a mom you want to help her, but right now the best thing you can do is to let her do this on her own and be ready to support her when she asks.
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