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Re: To Hell on a Sled

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  • Andrea Vangor
    Well, these things happen in wartime, and this was almost the same kind of thing, in terms of the impact at home. ... From: Jim Honeychuck
    Message 1 of 5 , Jan 28, 2000
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      Well, these things happen in wartime, and this was almost the same kind of
      thing, in terms of the impact at home.

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Jim Honeychuck <jimhoney@...>
      To: <SLOVAK-ROOTS@onelist.com>
      Sent: Friday, January 28, 2000 3:33 AM
      Subject: Re: [SLOVAK-ROOTS] To Hell on a Sled


      > From: "Jim Honeychuck" <jimhoney@...>
      >
      > My little theory is that the women wanted babies to encourage the men
      going
      > to America to come back, or to send for them.
      >
      > I'm trying not to be judgmental about this situation, by the way.
      >
      > Jim Honeychuck
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Andrea Vangor <drav@...>
      > To: Slovak Roots <SLOVAK-ROOTS@onelist.com>
      > Sent: Friday, January 28, 2000 12:49 AM
      > Subject: [SLOVAK-ROOTS] To Hell on a Sled
      >
      >
      > > From: "Andrea Vangor" <drav@...>
      > >
      > > Has anyone else noticed that life in Slovakia deteriorates noticeably in
      > the
      > > late 1870's? I don't know if it was the cholera in 1873, the
      > increasingly
      > > oppressive Magyar mis-rule, the young men flying the coop and emigrating
      > in
      > > herds, or what, but it sure looks like things were rocky in my little
      > corner
      > > of eastern Slovakia after that date. One clear social indicator: the
      > > number of illegitimate births skyrockets. They were previously very
      rare
      > in
      > > this Lutheran parish community, in southern S~aris~, but after the late
      > > '70's it seems that there is an unwed mother on every page of the
      > baptismal
      > > records, and sometimes three or four. It makes me wonder what is going
      on
      > > with family life at that time. Any thoughts?
      > >
      > > Andrea
      > >
      > >
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