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Sunday, July 22, 2012
The Bootleg Buggy: Stories of my Polish Family by Tina Lonski
There is a section of the Polish alphabet, pronunciations and words and terms and like me she admits to learning those Polish swear words by hearing them as a child and that is what we recall, probably because her grandparents as did mine said, "never say that." I'm glad I bought this book which has reference to a few others that may be useful in my Polish research. I was pleased that she mentioned James Michener's "Poland" one of my all time favorites of my all time favorite author. It was through that book that something I knew was in our nature, a fierce independence, a cautious wariness of others, an almost trigger finger if criticized is inherent to being Polish and is attributable to the history of Poland, a land that historically was invaded over the ancient times an occupied to modern day communism. It's our nature, it's who we are. I long ago accepted that but I remember my granpap saying, "that's who we are...." that's why we fight when we have to and maybe when we don"t have to. He well knew, as he came to this country a penniless young boy and worked in the coal mines. This was a very quick read and one I will treasure. It is a very fast read and a 5 star rating *****