- Pat and my Cousin Bernard has some great great stories. Here is one that I hope that everyone will enjoy as much as we do. paulas maggie ... From: BernardMessage 1 of 1 , May 14, 2008View SourcePat and my Cousin Bernard has some great great stories. Here is one that I hope that everyone will enjoy as much as we do. paulas maggie----- Original Message -----From: Bernard GaasTo: pfosterSent: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 10:33 PMSubject: Re: [TexasCzechs] Czech HumorWe had a lot of "biscuit eaters" in our "first" school, and I remember asking my Aunt Millie , why were they called that, and she said, that it was because they did not know how to make bread. She made the best bread, one could eat it by itself. Anyway, I saw a lot of biscuit and bacon lard sandwitches, some with a little more salt and pepper on them once in a while, a strip of thick cut bacon. . Mother, sometimes would make fried egg and homemade bread sandwitches, whatever she made was always good. She would pack four lunches in those chrome plated round lunch buckets, five times a week, bet she was glad when a weekend would come around. Other times we had home made Pork sausage and Jelly and homemade bread. On saturday and sundays,, she had fresh beef at home ,, to make goodies out of , from the local beef clulb. But the Frigidare refrigriator didn't come until much later,, when we got lectrik, like one local bohemian lady called itUp until I was about 10, on cold wintery days,, the boys would find a gully, or ditch to eat in, sometimes climb an old oak tree, but on the cold days ,, we always built a fairly large fire and warmed our sausage on a long stick, of course, some warmed anything that would stay on the stick. The matches to make the fire came from some of the bigger boys who always tried to "show off" rolling their cigarettes and trying to smoke. Anyway,, we just left the fire burn itself out ,, one morning we came back to school, and the five acre school ground and adjoining pasture had burned during the night , Must have been a big fire, I never heard if anyone even showed up to help protect the school. We nevere did get scolded or anything , Just another one of those things... BernardOn Tue, May 13, 2008 at 3:10 PM, paulasmaggie <pfosterbmt@...> wrote:
Taken from a new book on Willie Nelson. The Ruzickas, the First Czech
Family to move into Abbot in 1925, were treated like dirt when they
came to town, even though Leo and Jerry Frank's Daddy ran one of the
three cotton gins in Abbott, a position of considerable importance.
The reason they liked to socialize, dance, and drink beer at the SPJST
Hall. We were treated as outcast, Leo Ruzicka by the good Baptist and
Methodists because of this. Fran Pope said they called as Bohemians at
school to make fun of us, I guess because we could speak Czech. We were
always laught at. I'd call them "biscuit eaters". We didn't have to
eat biscuits. We had homemade bread. So, the lesson here is to take
adversity and turn it around. I hope everyone sees the humor in this
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