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  • Kotrla RJ (Richard)
    I think it s so great that so many of you have already rsponded to the the idea of sharingf the one or two things that makes us proud to be Czech, either 100
    Message 1 of 8 , Jun 12, 2000
      RE: [TexasCzechs] Topics Of Discussion

      I think it's so great that so many of you have already rsponded to the the idea of sharingf the one or two things that makes us proud to be Czech, either 100 percent or .00000001 percent.  Please keep this going.   And I agree,  two of the things most brought up in our recollections is that we are a people that works hard, and plays hard.  And has fun at whatever we do.


        From:  danbea@... [SMTP:danbea@...]
        Sent:  Sunday, June 11, 2000 9:10 AM
        To:  texasczechs@egroups.com
        Subject:  Re: [TexasCzechs] Topics Of Discussion

        I am one of the silent ones and my heritage is 25% Czech and 75%
        German.  I gather a lot of information about Czech heritage from you
        good folks who have so much to share and which I appreciate so much.
        Keep up the good work.

        My Czech grandfather, Frank Martinak, the son of John Martinak and
        Christina Supak, from the Colorado, Fayette, Austin County area of
        Texas, was also very fluent in German and therefore my knowledge of the
        Czech people and their culture is of really great benefit to me.  The
        cultures have similar characteristics but my Czech grandfather had a BIG
        heart and was a FUN-loving person, which in my family, was the
        noticeable difference in the two cultures.

        The stories of the heritage are of special interest to me.  Thanks for
        being there!

        Bea Rost, La Grange, Texas

        Kotrla RJ (Richard) wrote:

        > Here in Texas City, Texas, USA, it's 10:30 p.m., and most sane people
        > are asleep.
        > However, there are some of us awake, and yes, even at work.
        > I currently work inside a petrochemical plant, manning phones and a
        > computer, and this time of the night, it's quiet, (for now), and it
        > gives me a chance to reflect on many things, including my Czech
        > heritage. I am, like a lot of you, one of the lucky ones who are 100
        > percent Czech.  But at the same time, I consider anyone who has
        > .0000000000001 percent Czech blood in them to be Czech, or perhaps
        > were blessed to have married a Czech, which makes them Czech, too.  At
        > least, according to my thinking, that is.  So, I wonder, what is the
        > one single thing that makes us proud to be Czech.  For most of us,
        > there are a thousand reasons.  But if you could only name one reason,
        > and that's what I am asking for as a topic of discussion, what would
        > that be?
        > For me, it would be the values/character traits that were instilled in
        > by parents, and perhaps were actually genetically passed on. I am
        > thinking of the things like the importance of family and friends; the
        > willingness to share your last penny with another, particular another
        > Czech; honesty, being willing to work hard and for long hours; and
        > best of all, the ability to have fun....
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