[bksvol-discuss] Re: O T Christmas Traditions

I remember those too.

E.


At 02:14 AM 12/22/2005, you wrote:

Hi E,

No, these were the same kind of wafer that communion hosts are made of in
the catholic church. They  came in sheets about 6 inches square.


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Are those those crispy sweet very thin wafers.  The Italians have something
like that too.  I remember them from when I was little.  My mother was
Polish.

E.


At 11:18 PM 12/21/2005, you wrote:

>Hi:)
>
>One we always did at Christmas was Christmas eve dinner. Before the meal
>everyone would get what was called A-poo-ah-tec. I don't know the spelling
>of that one. It was the thin wafers that would come in sheets with
different
>Christmas scenes on them. We would each get a piece and then go around to
>everyone and take a small piece off theirs and they would take a piece of
>ours and eat it. At the same time we would make a wish for that person for
>the next year.
>
>I think there was some real power in that because for about 18 months my
>husband and I at the time were trying to get me pregnant. Everyone that
>Christmas made the wish that we would give my Mom her first grandchild.
>Well, it must have happened that night or in the next couple of nights
>because Emily was born on October 4th and she was two weeks late.
>
>Then we would have a dinner starting with creamed haring, followed by
>homemade polish sausage, homemade breads, rice with honey and lots of other
>little goodies. IT was always a very special day of the year.
>
>Katie Hill
>The Reconnection & reiki Healing
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>
>Lyssi,
>
>My family isn't Eastern European, but that sounds like an interesting and
>yummy tradition.  My aunt used to teach my siblings and her children
German.
>She had spent a year and a half in what used to be West Germany serving a
>mission for our church.  The same aunt also tried to teach us to sing and
>have an appreciation for classical music.  Well, she taught us to sing
three
>Christmas carols in German.  We would go caroling to an older German woman
>we knew from church.  She would gather all her friends together to hear us
>sing.  Ruth Baker was one of the sweetest women I ever knew.  My mother
>would always tell us not to expect to  get anything from her, but Ruth
never
>failed to give each of us a bag of cookies, a candy cane, and and an
>ornament.  We performed for her ever year from 1984 to 1997.  I missed our
>last performance because I was sick and breaking off and engagement at the
>same time.  Kelly C knows what I am talking about.  In 1998, Ruth was
living
>in a nursing home and too sick to have all of us perform.  I did go visit
>her that year.  It was the last time I saw her.  She passed away six months
>later, just before my wedding.  That caroling is one of the most special
>memories I have of a Christmas tradition.  Ruth would complement us that
our
>German was so good, but I knew how much it sucked.  We added other carols
in
>English and Spanish, but we always sang the German ones.  To this day, I
>cannot sing the first verse of Silent Night in English.  I know it, but the
>German is so ingrained in me.  It bugs everyone else.  Thank you for
letting
>me share.
>
>Kasondra Payne
>
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