Re: [Slovak-World] Re: money to Slovakia
- In the Windber Area Museum we have a booklet prepared by the Berwind-White
Coal Mining Co. It was a collection of ads they placed in Hungarian
Newspapers (in Hungary) advertising jobs in America. "A house, a plot of
land for a garden and a cow .....". These ads were 1900 to 1914.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Tarkulich" <smitko2@...>
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2006 5:38 AM
Subject: [Slovak-World] Re: money to Slovakia
That's a sinking feeling. I've been there, even in my own house -
things are hidden away "safely", which means I'll never find it again.
--- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "sandman6294" <sandman6294@...>
> --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, e.gernat@ wrote:
> > Hi Thanks to all who offered info on sending money to Slovakia.
> The best way is to deliver it in person but not this year as we
> delivered much last year in the 2 months we were in Slovakia. Edie<
> Or you could send it along with some member of the list who might be
> passing through your families area as one trusting soul did with
> me. It was a substantial gift to his cousins. When we arrived at
> their home we sat and talked for a while with my cousin filing in as
> translator when necessary. I then excused myself to go into another
> room to access my money belt. It was a bit of a shock when I found
> the money was not in the belt. I then told them I would check my
> luggage and went out to my cousin's hatchback Skoda and rifled
> through my luggage with no success. About this time I began to feel
> very uneasy. When I returned they, including my cousin, began to
> look at me suspiciously.
> I was getting a bit desperate and excused myself again and went to
> the WC and this time removed my money belt to examine it carefully.
> Voila, there it was in a "secret" pocket that was difficult to access
> when wearing the belt.. When I returned I apologized and said, "Ja
> by bol nekompetentný zlod. Ja nemôz^em nájst' peniaze z^e ja som
> ukryl na seba." Fortunately, my cousin was able to translate that
> into understandable Slovak. It would translate in English as, "I
> would be an incompetent thief. I can't even find money that I hid on
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