Katja Kassin: Landmädel redux

There are always exceptions, but your pal Gram prefers women he thinks he could cross the desert on. With that in mind, a while ago I sought out a word that would describe a woman whose qualities combined a voluptuous figure and a canny sensibility. Katja Kassin taught me the word “landmädel.”

“The landmädel is the woman in the village who is sturdy. She is not smart from books, but she is smart in the ways of the world,” she said.

“She can bargain prices with the local farmers and craftspeople,” I offered.

“And the landmaedl is very proud of her body,” Kassin continued.

I have ordered a fleet of 2006 Dodge Landmädls.

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