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  • Tim Dybala
    I always heard it was carp specifically at Christmas.
    Message 1 of 4 , Dec 6, 2000
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      I always heard it was 'carp' specifically at Christmas.
    • CShep10511@aol.com
      That s correct. The European Czechs still have carpa for Christmas Eve. The fish are obtained a couple of days before still alive. They are then placed in the
      Message 2 of 4 , Dec 6, 2000
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        That's correct. The European Czechs still have carpa for Christmas Eve. The
        fish are obtained a couple of days before still alive. They are then placed
        in the bathtub or other large tub of water and each day the water is changed.
        This is done in order to "purge" the fish, to clean the fish with fresh clean
        water since the fish come from water ponds and such.

        This information was given to me by a cousin from my Mother's side still
        living in Ostrava, in southern Moravia. We have been fortunate enough to
        visit with her and her family twice in their home in Ostrava and they have
        spent a month in Texas. What an incredible experience!!

        While in southern Moravia, we went to Lichnov to the Texas Czech museum and
        met Prof. Simicek. I was able to locate 3 of my 4 grandparents family names
        in the list of people who registered from the Frenstat, Rosnov, and southern
        Moravia for passage to America. Prof. Simicek's work is so extensive, I was
        able to locate my great-grand parents and their children, ( my grandparents)
        by name!!  It was just unbelievable and very exciting. Also in the museum,
        there is a great deal of information about Czech towns in Texas and the
        people from southern Moravia that have settler here.

        If any of you are ever lucky enough to make the trip to the Czech Republic,
        travel to Lichnov is an absolute must. Prof. Simicek is a wonderful person
        and  great source of information. Also, if you know your family history prior
        to them leaving the Old Country, Prof. Simicek greatly appreciates what
        information you  might have and will include the information in his museum. I
        have extensive information about my grandmother Antonia Hejl's family, which
        Prof. Simicek did not have about the Hejl family, and he was very happy to
        receive the family history prior to leaving Brno and  coming to Texas.  The
        Hejl family settled in West, Ross, Aquilla area of Texas.

        I am sorry to ramble on so, but bringing back such wonderful memories and
        traditions really gets me going.

        Happy Holidays,

        Sincerely,

        Connie

        Researching:  HEJL, HOLUB, MENSIK, AND NORS
      • Loretta and David
        Carp are raised on fish farms in the C.R. therefore carp would be their choice. Here in America we prefer other fish. I ran across an article in the Galveston
        Message 3 of 4 , Dec 6, 2000
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          Carp are raised on fish farms in the C.R. therefore carp would be their
          choice. Here in America we prefer other fish. I ran across an article in the
          Galveston Weekly News dated Nov 11, 1880 where the people in Brenham Tx.
          were awaiting a shipment of red fish from Galveston, Texas because they had
          someone in the area stealing all the Turkeys so they were going to replace
          them with fish for the holidays.

          Tim Dybala wrote:

          > I always heard it was 'carp' specifically at Christmas.
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        • Lois Petter Pereira
          I just wish that these musuems could go on line. I know this is not the same as actually being there but there are people out there who are house bound or
          Message 4 of 4 , Dec 9, 2000
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            I just wish that these musuems could go on line. I know this is not the same as actually being there but there are people out there who are house bound or financially unable to make the trip and Í think it would be awesome to have the ability to do a virtual visit ..lois

            CShep10511@... wrote:

            That's correct. The European Czechs still have carpa for Christmas Eve. The
            fish are obtained a couple of days before still alive. They are then placed
            in the bathtub or other large tub of water and each day the water is changed.
            This is done in order to "purge" the fish, to clean the fish with fresh clean
            water since the fish come from water ponds and such.

            This information was given to me by a cousin from my Mother's side still
            living in Ostrava, in southern Moravia. We have been fortunate enough to
            visit with her and her family twice in their home in Ostrava and they have
            spent a month in Texas. What an incredible experience!!

            While in southern Moravia, we went to Lichnov to the Texas Czech museum and
            met Prof. Simicek. I was able to locate 3 of my 4 grandparents family names
            in the list of people who registered from the Frenstat, Rosnov, and southern
            Moravia for passage to America. Prof. Simicek's work is so extensive, I was
            able to locate my great-grand parents and their children, ( my grandparents)
            by name!!  It was just unbelievable and very exciting. Also in the museum,
            there is a great deal of information about Czech towns in Texas and the
            people from southern Moravia that have settler here.

            If any of you are ever lucky enough to make the trip to the Czech Republic,
            travel to Lichnov is an absolute must. Prof. Simicek is a wonderful person
            and  great source of information. Also, if you know your family history prior
            to them leaving the Old Country, Prof. Simicek greatly appreciates what
            information you  might have and will include the information in his museum. I
            have extensive information about my grandmother Antonia Hejl's family, which
            Prof. Simicek did not have about the Hejl family, and he was very happy to
            receive the family history prior to leaving Brno and  coming to Texas.  The
            Hejl family settled in West, Ross, Aquilla area of Texas.

            I am sorry to ramble on so, but bringing back such wonderful memories and
            traditions really gets me going.

            Happy Holidays,

            Sincerely,

            Connie

            Researching:  HEJL, HOLUB, MENSIK, AND NORS

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