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August 02, 2002
Friday Five.

1. What is your lineage? Where are your ancestors from?
Hmmm, my last name seems to point toward Germany. My grand was German. My never met his though. So on my ’s side we are German and Silesian, now Polish, on my mother’s side, probably mainly Silesian, Polish.
2. Of those countries, which would you most like to visit?
Poland is a really beautiful place. I think Kraków is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I have family there still. Poland is is a country that has been divided and fought over so many times, it is really a fascinating place. My parents are in Germany, many of my friends are in Germany. Hmm. Both, Poland and Germany are worth a visit. :)
3. Which would you least like to visit? Why?
Hmm, I do not have an answer for this one.
4. Do you do anything during the year to celebrate your heritage?
It was the 21st anniversary of my parents and I escaping Poland on the 21st of June. I mainly celebrate January 3rd, the day when I moved to New York.
5. Who were the first ancestors to move to your present country?
I was the first one of my family to move to New York. I was the first one in my family to cross the Atlantic. I am a real immigrant. You want to hear a story about a guy who arrived here with two suitcases? I have pictures of that.


1) lineage? My paternal grandmother was of Swedish ancestry, maybe one or two generations previous to her. My maternal grandmother was second generation Danish. Both my grandfathers were of English extraction.
2) most like to visit? I've been to all three countries, when I was twelve, and met relatives in England and Denmark.
3) least like to visit? I was least impressed with Sweden, but I spent the least time there and don't remember it well.
4) celebrate? When I'm at my grandmother's for Christmas, we have aebleskivers, which are kind of like spherical pancakes, if you can imagine that.
5) who first? I'm told someone on my paternal grandfather's side arrived in colonial times, was a loyalist in the revolution and fled to Canada. The family eventually re-emigrated to Nevada in the late 1800s/early 1900s.
I came to New York in 1996, with just two suitcases, too.

Posted by: Todd on August 2, 2002 07:58 PM

I moved to nyc Jan. 1st : )

Posted by: k on August 3, 2002 12:21 AM

wowie zowie.
is there always a friday five?

("imagine" is on the radio.)

Posted by: em!ly on August 3, 2002 06:17 PM

oh my point was "...imagine there are no countries...nothing to kill or die for and no religion too..."

Posted by: em!ly on August 3, 2002 06:18 PM

we would like to see the suitcases.

Posted by: portia on August 4, 2002 11:15 PM
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