Tag Archives: Polish

You Betcha Dupa We Got Pączkis!

Once again it’s Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday). I wanted to make sure my brother had some pączkis even though he’s in the hospital. I drove over to National Bakery and had to park way down the hill on the next … Continue reading

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Everybody gets their asphalt from Sherwin

OK. Just for the Record: This is one of the items on my bucket list. I’ve been scouring Rummage Sales for it for years. It was just a cute little post card sized ad I’d like to have. Years ago … Continue reading

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I gave up Pączkis for Lent

Terminology: Pączki – a traditional home made European confection nominally prune-filled and lightly dusted with powdered sugar with variations on the theme; a filled pastry. I prefer lemon-filled. Lent – a traditional Christian season of fasting and prayer (nominally 40 … Continue reading

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Grammar, Your Slip Is Showing

Perhaps I was a bit fuzzy-headed this morning when I picked up the newspaper and glanced at this article and thought: “Now who the hell is this Polack?” The bold type reads: Malibu Open Waterski Festival. I read it as … Continue reading

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Polish Fest

On the road we spotted a small sign advertising this years’ Polish Fest. My brother said he’d gone to Polish Fest many years ago; so I allowed as how he’s been going to Polish Fest before Polish Fest was cool. … Continue reading

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Early Childhood: I remember my Christening.

I remember my Christening. I was five years old. Historically, infant baptism was instituted in an era of high infant mortality. It is a response to a very fundamental, nagging, and highly emotional question concerning the fate of a dead … Continue reading

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Osama bin Laden

Know anyone expert in Arabic calligraphy? Ever since the 9/11 attacks and after seeing so many pictures of Osama bin Laden I’ve had this idea in the back of my mind about what I would say if I’d ever had … Continue reading

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