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Re: Vejminek

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  • Melvyn
    ... The old Poldauf dictionary also refers to granny[ s] flat under this heading. BR Melvyn
    Message 1 of 12 , May 7, 2013
      --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, "Dagmar" <dagmarwt@...> wrote:
      > Vejminek was a place, but by extension it was also used in the sense of 'to retire' (jit na vejminek). In the UK, when you look at some estate agents' adverts, if you have a house with a self contained flat/living unit, often made out of a garage or as an added extension, this is called a 'granny flat'.

      The old Poldauf dictionary also refers to "granny['s] flat" under this heading.


    • Dagmar
      I agree, Petr. Even relatively poor families talked about vejminek, all it meant was that the old parents stopped working (doing whatever was their source of
      Message 2 of 12 , May 8, 2013
        I agree, Petr. Even relatively poor families talked about vejminek, all it meant was that the old parents stopped working (doing whatever was their source of income - they could be just poor weavers etc) and just carried on living with the young ones who took over. So it was just used as a term for retiring.. in many a folk tale they would say 'maminka a tatinek uz byli na vejminku'...


        --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, "Petr" <padamek@...> wrote:
        > Podle mych znalosti vejminek neni (vetsinou) samostatna budova, nybrz mistnost nebo mistnosti, ktere muze stary hospodar (s manzelkou) obyvat v synove dome, na ktereho budovu prevedl.
        > Slovo "vejminek" pochazi od toho, ze si otec v prevodni smlouve u notare <>vyminil<>, ktere casti domu muze vyuzivat (mistnost k bydleni, kuchyni, zachod, koupelnu, pokud tam byla, apod.) Jinak se totiz stavalo, ze syn si od otce nemovitost vzal a pak otce (a matku) vyhodil s tim, at si otec jde kam chce, jeho ze to nezajima.
        > Je to dukaz toho, ze na vesnici vubec nepanovaly idylicke pomery.
        > Petr Adamek
        > --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, "Matej Klimes" <mklimes@> wrote:
        > >
        > > In old Czech village speak (which you should be famillar with Melvyn,
        > > with all those statky on your naves in Zehrovice), vejminek/vymenek is
        > > IMHO a house, usually separate or tacked onto another farmyard
        > > building, where the old farmer and his wife goes to live when the farm
        > > is handed-over to the eldest (or whichever) son, i.e. when they
        > > 'retire'.. they are usually still taking part in the daily going-ons
        > > and helping with whatever until they are very old, but they have their
        > > own place to live and don't get into the younger ones' hair that
        > > much... a very sensible arrangement..
        > >
        > > The rent/pension that comes with it would be quite an old thing, in
        > > 19-20th Century I guess their pensions would have been taken care of
        > > pension funds/savings, and they would get food and help from the rest
        > > of the family, but the term wouldn't be applied to money/support, but
        > > the building... that's how it worked on my Gran's farm, which was
        > > buildings-only (no farming except for own use) ever since Granddad got
        > > on the wrong side of a German gun during Heydrichiada and then the
        > > whole thing was taken-over by JZD.. the vymenek was a separate building
        > > across from the main building, funnily enough my uncle, the youngest
        > > son and the only one who stayed there, moved in with his family and
        > > Gran stayed in the main building..
        > >
        > > As for an English term 'Estate retirement cottage' sounds a bit as if
        > > the estate/the farm is actually huge - like one of those English
        > > manors/whatever, containing half the County, and the cottage is some
        > > sort of little thing hidden somewhere in the woods or by the village..
        > >
        > > In Czecho, farms - the ones that were private as opposed to
        > > church/noble family-owned are usually more compact, an enclosed yard
        > > with buildings pretty much all around.. and vymenek/vejminek would be
        > > one of these... where I am now, it was a rather small thing tacked onto
        > > an end of a row of stables, at my Gran's it was a separate and quite a
        > > substantial red brick house.. but it's almost always sort of in balance
        > > with the rest of the buildings, calling it cottage would suggest a)
        > > remoteness and b) smallness that isn't there ion typical Czech
        > > settings..
        > >
        > > I would go for something like the retirement house (sounds like an
        > > institution, right?), the old farmer's house? Anything that sounds
        > > normal and describes what it is without suggesting too much feudalism
        > > grandeur (unles of course the time and scale this refers to is actually
        > > feudalism)..
        > >
        > > Still at the main building and not likely to be shuffled into vejminek
        > > (which had to be torn-down as the Commie JZD people used it as an
        > > impromptu kitchen for pig feed and it had rotten away from inside)..
        > > Matej
        > >
        > >
        > > ------ Original Message ------
        > > From: "Melvyn" <zehrovak@>
        > > To: Czechlist@yahoogroups.com
        > > Sent: 7.5.2013 11:40:21
        > > Subject: [Czechlist] Re: Vejminek
        > > > Hi Zdenek,
        > > >
        > > >This the kind of thing you are looking for?
        > > >
        > > >http://familienverband-tritschler.de/index.php?id=85&L=1
        > > >
        > > >BR
        > > >
        > > >Melvyn
        > > >
        > > >
        > >
        > >
        > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        > >
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