Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Slovak-American Christmas Memories
- Wm. Brna wrote:
>Whose traditions do we hold? I am Slovak, born of Slovak parents, myAmen. My father was Slovak, born of immigrant Slovak parents. My
>wife is Norwegian, born of Norwegian ancestry.
mother was Croatian and Italian, again born of immigrant parents. My
husband is from Germany. To top it off, both of my parents and all of my
grandparents were dead by the time I turned 16 and since none of them
had anticipated my parents dying early, they didn't leave any of the
Add to that the personal preferences of the people involved. I grew up having
poppyseed roll an nut roll for breakfast on Christmas morning. My husband and
children dislike both of them so we've created our own traditional breakfast.
I grew up with the 7 kinds of fish Christmas Eve dinner. My children don't
A few things developed with time and my children think of them as traditions
even though they're relatively new even to my husband and myself. For example,
I wasn't sure for a while if my kids knew that not everyone has lasagna for
Michelle Maco Mader
Cleveland, Ohio USA
> they should associate it with an apple other than it's aThat happened a lot that people likened a new thing to the closest
> fruit and it's red.
thing they knew. _Corn_ used to describe grains, which are rather
unlike corn/maze (once it was cultivated), but when the Anglos began
to grow it on a large scale in America, they actually made the word
_corn_ mean "maze." You mostly have to say grains, cereals today to
make it clear that you don't mean corn/maze.
The word _mel-_ that gave today's "melon" in English used to describe
a variety of round fruits including, e.g., oranges, which still shows
in the word _marmalade_.
> Now I don't know if the forbidden fruit was anHa, ha, RU, it has to be the pomo d'oro down there in El Dorado.
> apple or a tomato.
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