Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Made me laugh
I'm sure that we met then. I spent most of my time right there at the pond. Also feeding the fish.
----- Original Message -----
From: Gregory J Kopchak
Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2008 10:05 AM
Subject: [Slovak-World] Re: Made me laugh
I may have met you in the mid 50's
I was the little kid feeding the goldfish Medovnicky.
--- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "Gergely" <gergely@...> wrote:
> Yep. The times that I remember (early 1950's), the Ukranian
services were held in a large tent in the back yard area. If you're
familar with the layout - standing at the back of the old mansion,
looking down the asphalt sidewalk towards the small fishpond (my
favorite place as a kid), the Ukranian services were held under a tent
just to the right of the fishpond, between the fishpond sidewalk, and
the driveway heading down to the stables.
> I guess the reason that I spercifically remember the Ukranians is
because out family always sat along the fishpond sidewalk under one of
the small trees lining the sidewalk, and the Ukranian procession would
go right past us. Don't know where the procession originated, it came
from the direction of the Grotto near the newer (yellow brick) building.
> There would be a sign on the tent saying Ukranian services and
> Jack Gergely
> ps: Voistino Vorkres - excuse my spelling
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: vchromoho
> To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2008 10:42 PM
> Subject: [Slovak-World] Re: Made me laugh
> --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "Gergely" <gergely@> wrote:
> > Oh yaeh, I forgot about them making mild comments about the Ukes,
> when they had their procession to the Ukranian services at Otpust
> St. Macrina in Uniontown).
> > Yep, time sure changes outlooks.
> > Jack Gergely
> > Newport News
> There were *Ukrainian* services at the Uniontown Otpust? I know in
> the old days when there were many immigrant members of the Ruthenian
> Byz. Cath. Church they had liturgies in Hungarian at the Otpust, and
> probably one for the Croatian Greek Catholics (in Slavonic but with
> Croatian pronunciation and the Zumberak chant), but Ukrainian? Among
> our cultural and religious leaders of the time, being Ukrainian was
> worse than being... well, insert some non-white racial group's
> informal name of the time and you know what I mean.
> I'm not challenging you, I've just never heard or read this before
> am very surprised.
> p.s. Christos voskres!
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