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« Reply #315 on: 3 months ago »
So many polkas here! Isn't "polka" a Czech name rather than Polish?

Not only Upper Silesian people (both Slavic and German) used to emigrate to Texas, but also there were Sorbian people from DDR who did that (of course, the DDR did not exist at the time they emigrated).
Here in Texas most of our Polka music is Czech. In the northern U.S. there is a lot of Polish Polka bands, but I am used to the Texas style. Most of the time if there is a Polish festival or German or Wendish (Sorbian) festival they have Czech bands, although there is some German bands in New Braunfels and the hill country. There is a thread in the Slavia section, I started dedicated to the Sorbian or Wendish as they are called in Texas.http://www.allthingspolish.net/index.php?topic=1451.0
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« Reply #316 on: 3 months ago »
Polka Time In Texas
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqpZb8Ifo4w" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqpZb8Ifo4w</a>
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« Reply #317 on: 3 months ago »
Grinders Polka
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll7BF9ofVVo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll7BF9ofVVo</a>
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« Reply #318 on: 3 months ago »
Hey man, You OK?
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« Reply #319 on: 3 months ago »
Hey man, You OK?
I guess you are referring to hurricane Harvey, if so I am doing fine. I live about 60 to 70 miles inland from the coast, about 35 miles from Victoria in Dewitt County. We had about 100 mile per hour winds and approximately 15 inches of rain. I had a lot of tree limbs broken off and an old chicken house blew over that I had to tear down, but that was about all the damage. My electricity was out for about 7 hours, when the hurricane blew in, then it came back on, but about a week later the electricity went out again, because a wire broke off the line that supplies me and my neighbor. The line fell on his hay and I helped him try to put the fire out until the fire department came, but they just sprayed the grass around the hay. They said they could not put the hay out and it would just have to burn itself out. It burned for about 5 days until it finally stopped, but the grass will grow fast with all the rain and he can make some more hay before the winter comes.  The electric company repaired the broken line and the power came on in about 3 hours.
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German War Memorial in Biestrzynnik http://i.imgur.com/l3v8Rcl.jpg

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« Reply #320 on: 3 months ago »
Good you're OK and all the damage was small.
Thanks for your feedback.
God bless!
 
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« Reply #321 on: 3 months ago »
It's worth noticing perhaps there was no hurricane in Upper Silesia and if only his ancestors had decided not to leave for Taxas, he may have remained unaffected.

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« Reply #322 on: A month ago »
Wild Olive Waltz
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JjVFKbp4D4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JjVFKbp4D4</a>
Shield of Upper Silesia http://i.imgur.com/Qtm9xIU.jpg
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« Reply #323 on: A month ago »
White Blossom Polka
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN0H14sw41s" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN0H14sw41s</a>
Shield of Upper Silesia http://i.imgur.com/Qtm9xIU.jpg
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« Reply #324 on: 5 weeks ago »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VljN9b9mgnU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VljN9b9mgnU</a>
Shield of Upper Silesia http://i.imgur.com/Qtm9xIU.jpg
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« Reply #325 on: 4 weeks ago »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRvi-NCNFa4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRvi-NCNFa4</a>
Shield of Upper Silesia http://i.imgur.com/Qtm9xIU.jpg
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Opole/Oppeln Upper Silesia Folk Costumes http://i.imgur.com/0ADkQ0S.jpg
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« Reply #326 on: 2 weeks ago »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iv2S9Nte9vw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iv2S9Nte9vw</a>
Shield of Upper Silesia http://i.imgur.com/Qtm9xIU.jpg
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Opole/Oppeln Upper Silesia Folk Costumes http://i.imgur.com/0ADkQ0S.jpg
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« Reply #327 on: A day ago »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1IsJ7pJ0qY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1IsJ7pJ0qY</a>
Shield of Upper Silesia http://i.imgur.com/Qtm9xIU.jpg
Old Postcard of Biestrzynnik http://schlesischestagebuch.files.wordpress.com/2007/04/biestrzynnik_2.jpg
Opole/Oppeln Upper Silesia Folk Costumes http://i.imgur.com/0ADkQ0S.jpg
German War Memorial in Biestrzynnik http://i.imgur.com/l3v8Rcl.jpg