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Fri Oct 15, 2021, 06:14 PM

As a Polish/Dutch-American, descended from immigrants (like many of us) I ask...

That is the "Polish Soul"?

Is it like the "Russian Soul"?

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RFCalifornia Oct 2021 OP
jpak Oct 2021 #1
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jpak Oct 2021 #5

Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 06:46 PM

1. Do you mean what is the Polish soul?

My Polish branch of family came from Germany, Poland and Russia (depending on which country was occupying the land at the time)

And became pretty much mutts here in America: Irish, French Canadian, English, Eastern European Jewish.

My twin brother's Ancestry profile was a hot mess.

I can't answer your question, but I can tell you this.

You better not stand between me an a plate of pierogies





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Response to jpak (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 06:49 PM

2. Nor should I shake your hand in a doorway nt

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Response to RFCalifornia (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 06:52 PM

3. I'll have to remember that

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Response to jpak (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 08:49 PM

4. Yep, bad luck comes to a homeowner if one does that

My grandma and grandpa would either hug us outside or inside when we came to visit their Fullerton home from...San Jose

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Response to RFCalifornia (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 09:13 PM

5. I'm 3 generations removed from my Polish great parents

The only thing we have is their heritage variety of rhubarb, a silk top hat and a Knights of Columbus sword.

We lived in a very Catholic Maine mill town
With lots of Italian, French Canadian and one family of Polish immigrants.

Everyone looked out for each other.

Even when the KKK burned crosses across the river from the paper mill in Jay Maine.

My great grandfather built a small Catholic church near the mill. Bought the bell and the church organ .
When the mill was sold. My grandfather's house and the church burned to the ground.

Salvaged the rhubarb though.

2 varieties.


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