- Did your Mom know the Petrek boys and Lilly? My dad is Rudy Petrek(changed to Patrick by my English/Irish mom)? He had brothers Clarence, George, andMessage 1 of 5 , Dec 3, 2008View SourceDid your Mom know the Petrek boys and Lilly? My dad is Rudy Petrek(changed to Patrick by my English/Irish mom)? He had brothers Clarence, George, and Frank and his dad was Frank Gabriel Petrek. My dad's grandparents are Ondrej (Andrew) and Hermina (Minnie) Petrek who are buried at St. Mary's Cemetery in Westphalia.My dad's mother was Mary Stepan, daughter of Martin and Marie (Zabcik) Stepan. They are all from Ocker and buried at the Ocker Brethren Cemetery. Marie was the daughter of Jan and Anna (Hruska) Zabcik and Jan Zabcik, Jr. is her brother.Dan (Danny)Stepan is my cousin who lives in Temple now but he grew up on a farm in Red Ranger. I was born in Rogers but we moved to Calhoun County when I was about 4 years old--around 1940 or so.Small world. Say "Hello" to mom for me.George Patrick (born Petrek)----- Original Message -----From: sissonltd@...Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 12:59 PMSubject: Re: [TexasCzechs] Christmas Eve Oplatki Wafers"Oplatki" I think means "wafer" but mother says to her it means "angel bread"...don' t quote me on this; she grew up in Red Ranger, Rogers and Oscar in Bell County during the 20's and 30's. The wafers/cookies represented unity of family I think.Oplatka is a Czech word for wafer.
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From: "Nangotoo" <nangotoo@san. rr.com>What are Oplatki wafers and what are they for?Nan, who was raised in So. CA and not around CZ traditions.
We are now shipping 2008 Oplatki wafers for Christmas eve.
www.iarelative. com/xmas/ oplatki_order. htm
Get your order in early.
Does anyone have special family traditions to go along with
the sharing of the wafers to start Christmas Eve dinner?
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- You can read Father George M. Franko s explanation of the Eastern European tradition of the sharing of the Oplatki wafer on Christmas Eve atMessage 2 of 5 , Nov 4, 2009View SourceYou can read Father George M. Franko's explanation of
the Eastern European tradition of the sharing of the
Oplatki wafer on Christmas Eve at