Having lived in Germany for 3 years, the message in this card surprised me. I guess in 1954 the Germans were a lot less receptive to the American presence than they were in the mid- to late 1980's.
On the other hand, for a member of the military to be able to afford a huge house complete with maid and gardening service? Wow. We had a tiny apartment in the basement of a house on a hill overlooking a small town complete with castle. No maid.
But the German family who lived in the house loved Americans and made us feel welcome in their tiny little town.
The people who wrote this card didn't want to stay ...
We didn't want to leave!