Der Schornsteinfeger-The Chimney sweeper. There are still chimney sweepers today and they wear the traditional attire of their profession. Supposedly, if you shake hands with a chimney sweeper, it will bring you good luck. So I did. In 1985 in Versbach.
Chimney Sweeps - If you don't want this to be the kind of future for your children or grandchildren, make certain that you elect better politicians than the ones we have now.
The chimney sweep came once a year and we knew when he was coming as the carpets were rolled up leaving just the Lino trim around the room. When I got married our chimney sweep greeted me at the church door - a kiss from a sweep on your wedding day was considered to bring a bride good luck!