RE: [TexasCzechs] Is anyone out there?
Dear Richard, Gerri, and All,
I am glad to hear that some others of the listers
are going to attend the Conference. I plan to go myself but worried about
knowing almost no one there. (You know, Czechs love company!) I would like
to put faces with names. Perhaps we can figure a time and place to meet
each other. What do you all say? Richard, could you, perhaps, ask for and
keep a roll call of who is going?
Also, I have reviewed the agenda and see a sample
that should appeal to most. I don't want to take away Franklin Hurta's
information sharing on the topics; however, I, personally am looking forward to
hearing Dr. Clinton Machann speak on Czech History and Texas Czech
History. When I first started studying my Texas Czech Heritage, I
purchased two books co-authored by Dr. Machann: "Krasna Amerika: A
Study of Texas Czechs, 1851 -1939" and "Czech Voices: Stories from Texas in the
'Amerikan Narodni Kalendar". The well-planned, logical and heavily
footnoted books gave me an excellent feel for the early Czech Texans. I am
sure others of you are familiar with the books but I just thought I'd remind you
all of this.
Susan Rektorik Henley