- I found the reaction to Lenarda s well meaning Easter greetings to be quite uncalled for and insensitive on the part of the sender. OK, fine the person says heMessage 1 of 9 , Apr 1, 2013View Source
I found the reaction to Lenarda's well meaning Easter greetings to be quite uncalled for and insensitive on the part of the sender.OK, fine the person says he has not joined the group for religious reasons but was it worthwhile to post this comment and hurt a well meaning soul.Farrah- India
--- On Mon, 1/4/13, Lenarda Szymczak <szymczak01@...> wrote:
From: Lenarda Szymczak <szymczak01@...>
Subject: RE: [www.Kresy-Siberia.org] Easter 1942 - 2013 March.
Date: Monday, 1 April, 2013, 6:00 PM
Thank you for support, I did not get offended after all we are free and have free speech and if you truly look at the message, before my personal expression of gratitude of what our parents did for us, it is about the closeness of dates between 1942 and 2013 Easter at Pahlevi as the subject indicates e.g. Easter 1942-2013 March, highly unusual and coincidental as Easter is set by the phases of the moon.
We are all different, we all respect each other and how many mistakes I have made in group and yet, you are here supporting me.Â Let it go and lets get back to the real purpose of group, research, remembrance, recognition and honour of our loved ones lost. Â Besides Easter is finished.
I agree with Beata! Weâ€™re not here for sarcastic, unhelpful, childish comments â€“ but to help and learn from each other. Lenarda has been so helpful to many of us, giving her time and energy freely to find information which will help us all. May I suggest that if our group doesnâ€™t suit you, please feel free to join another?
It is extremely disrespectful of you to make such a comment especially to Lenarda who has shown the rest of us members the true meaning of caring for your fellow man/woman. Since she joined the group, Lenarda has been the most welcoming to other new members and ever helpful in any way she can be. Irrespective of which religion we are or not, whether we are believers or not, a lot of the members on this site are probably Roman Catholics, brought up by parents who suffered deportation, deprivation in the camps, the ordeals of the long treks across soviet lands to reach safety and freedom which culminated for some of them the celebration of the Easter Mass, openly and without fear of any punishment, they must have celebrated that Mass with such joy and hope for their future.
No, I am not a believer, but my beloved mother was and it was she who taught me that we must always respect all faiths and I do. When I read Lenarda's messages and her blessings it is like hearing my own mother speaking and I therefore deem your comment not only an insult to Lenarda but also to my and all out mothers.
Beata (Skotna-Nikiel) Hanks
Melton Mowbray UK
I didn't join this group for religious instruction.
Adelaide. South Australia.
----- Original Message -----
From: Lenarda Szymczak
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2013 10:09 AM
Subject: [www.Kresy-Siberia.org] Easter 1942 - 2013 March.
Dear group, Wesolego Alleluja, Christ is Risen,
This time in 1942, our loved ones, our heroes, the exiled survivors of Stalinâ€™s Paradise, held their first FREE EASTER MASS. Coincidence or anniversary and it really does bring a lump to your throat and tears to your eyes, thinking of all these brave people, who suffered so much and yet, they fought for their country and for a free world, raising their kids with all the love that was not destroyed by Soviets. They are heroes to be admired, respect, remember and honoured.
We are truly lucky to be here, because of what they survived and did. GOD BLESSES THEM ALL AND THEIR CHILDREN AND THEIR CHILDRENâ€™S CHILDREN. I know they are in Heaven looking down on us and smiling, caring and guiding us.