1959: Our family had moved to a new location in Elmshorn. The name of the street was Langenmoor. I glued together some plastic kits for small fighter planes (ME-109 etc.) produced by the Revell company. I could only let them fly in my imagination adding the engine noise with my mouth.
I also built kites out of hemp twine, paper and pine strips. A carpenter in Goethestrasse sawed these strips for little money. I was able to fly the kites on a grassland between Langenmoor and Danziger Straße. That was a lot of fun. Today, this field is completely covered with apartment buildings and is now called Zeppelinplatz.