What Is a Czech
What Is A Czech?
He's everything happy in the world with a smile on his face. He's everything fine in the world with a song in his heart. He is Czech. He is hope with a laugh on his lips. He's tomorrow with a twinkle in his eye. He is quick to forgive. His eyes dance at the sight of a pretty girl. His feet tap to a pretty tune. His heart sobs at sorrow. Yes. He is Czech.
A Czech carries a bit of his homeland with him wherever he goes - wherever he stands, that bit of ground is a little bit of his ancestoral home.. He has filtered out from his homeland and carried the secret of happy laughter the length and breadth of the world. He has fought other people's wars, tamed other people's seas. But wherever he has settled, he inoculated his neighbors with his quick laugh and happy heart, and his spirit with a fine capacity of enjoying life.
Compliments of George Jelinek, Ellsworth, Kansas, USA
The late George Jelinek was a former state representative, teacher, and local historian. He took great pride in his Czech heritage and delighted in giving copies of his "What Is A Czech?" to everyone he met.