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Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Slovak funeral attire

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  • Gergely
    In these parts too. Jack Gergely Newport News ... From: LongJohn Wayne To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 7:05 PM Subject: Re:
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      In these parts too.
      Jack Gergely
      Newport News
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: LongJohn Wayne
      To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 7:05 PM
      Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Slovak funeral attire





      Just like the widow of the [beloved in these parts] J.E.B. Stuart.

      --- On Mon, 4/13/09, Martin Votruba <votrubam@...> wrote:

      From: Martin Votruba <votrubam@...>
      Subject: [Slovak-World] Re: Slovak funeral attire
      To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Monday, April 13, 2009, 4:14 PM

      > everyone wore black.

      It used to be quite pan-European. When the Slovaks' and other Central Europeans' Empress Maria Theresa's husband died (she was 48), she was so stricken that she dispensed with the then-prescribed period of mourning and wore black for the rest of her life, another 15 years.

      Martin











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