Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Slovak-American Christmas Memories
- I wanna come to your house for X-mas [Eve] Dinner,
Michelle -- I love all fishes (too bad there are only
7 classically) -- and not much can top lasagna.
--- Michelle A Mader <Michelle.A.Mader@...>
> Wm. Brna wrote:__________________________________
> >Whose traditions do we hold? I am Slovak, born of
> Slovak parents, my
> >wife is Norwegian, born of Norwegian ancestry.
> Amen. My father was Slovak, born of immigrant
> Slovak parents. My
> 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
> Christmas dinner.
> Michelle Maco Mader
> Cleveland, Ohio USA
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> 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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