a peseotti "ard dunkable cookie in coffee? yummy though. > ----- Original Message ----- >From: "E." <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 00:26:22 -0500 >Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: O T Christmas Traditions >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 >>Get yur personalized numerology chart >>Kaitlyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >>AIM SStarangel@xxxxxxxx >>-----Original Message----- >>From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >>[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kasondra Payne >>Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2005 7:04 PM >>To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >>Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: O T Christmas Traditions >>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 >>-- >>No virus found in this outgoing message. >>Checked by AVG Free Edition. >>Version: 7.1.371 / Virus Database: 267.14.3/209 - Release Date: 12/21/2005 >> To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to >>bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >>put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of >>available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. >> To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to >>bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >>put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list >>of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to >bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of >available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.