written by: Bobijean Cesnik-Neher
First from Austria .... It's not Germany, but they tried to make it that!
When I was a child my Dad's Austrian heritage was never mentioned. In the past few years, as I've researched my heritage on my Dad's side, I learned that both of his parents were born in Austria. There won't be a lot of commentary on this page because pictures speak louder than words. I must say however, the heritage we are born with is not something that can be changed. Perhaps there are people who want to have the same heritage as I, but what you wanna be and what you are, may not be the same. For anyone searching for their past, I offer this thought: 'What you are is valuable, don't sell it for something that you can never be."
Upon my Aunt's death I was bequeathed some photos and collectibles ..... some of the items were very old. My Grandfather's Memorial Book from the late 1950's is one of places where the Austrian Heritage is documented.
None of us live forever, but with good family, we are never forgotten. I didn't know my Grandpa well, but I remember our special gifts at Christmas and all those dimes .... that you couldn't see from the outside!
My Grandpa was born in October 1879 (according to his Draft Card.) At 62 years of age he was required to register for the draft in the United States. He lived on Alton and his place of birth on his Draft Registration was Austria! All men born after April 28, 1877 and before February 16, 1897, had to register for the draft. At least he did not have to go to war, but two of his sons, Rudy and Louis, did fight in the war.
I have many relatives I've never met .... Men of the Old Country 1909
Gee do me and my Dad look similar to these guys?
Left to Right: Bobijean Cesnik-Neher (1988), Rudy Cesnik and Bobijean Cesnik-Neher (circa 1982), Rudy Cesnik (circa 1982), Bobijean Cesnik-Neher (2010)
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Holy Trinity in
Haughville, Indianapolis, Indiana
This is the Slovenian
Parish in Indianapolis
The Parish was begun
"Slaves to No One"
might be otherwise stated as,
I found the phrase 'nemo servus' one time in the Latin Vulgage of the 1611 KJV.
Results: 1 - For 'nemo servus'
Most all of us
have two arms ... if one is all tied up,
Nemo ... Captain Nemo?
According to one online
Does the arm control the brain, or the brain
control the arm?
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Yugoslavia was a melting pot of people. Yugoslavians with Black hair probably have a Greek or Turkish background. Those of use who are brunettes come from a little further North and West. My Grandpa was from the brunette line and so was I. A variety of people may have lived in Yugoslavia, but not all Yugoslavians are of the same race.
The background of this page is the signature side of a very old postcard (Dopisnica). I didn't learn the language of my Grandmother and Grandfather .... the old language looks interesting, if only I could understand what they wrote.
My Grandmother, Agnes from
Peče. After working for 6 years with a family in Rustinkovič, she
moved to Ljubljana. The picture below (1927) includes my Grandmother
and three other Austrian-Slovenian brides. They may all be sisters ...
My Grandmother lived to be 101 years old. At age 60 to 70 she was still hand-plowing a "garden" of about one acre!
In the music world ZZ Top means one thing ... when it comes to Slovenian women ZZ is something entirely different!
I chuckle when I hear the line from "Die Hard", "Gather your flock Holly Gennaro." I have more livestock in my flock than I've even met. My Grandmother had 12 siblings ... most of them stayed in the old country. One of them died as an infant! My name is not Holly, Holly was my friend, and my Grandmother tended to the animals, not me!
There is only one of me, but it seems that people of the same heritage look similar ... don't they!
Some Trivia about the Old Country:
Per Brainy Encyclopedia
I think the
Rose Bowl and Roy Reigels set the stage for 1929,
5 days after the Rose Bowl, Alexander the 1st
established a royal dictatorship in Yugoslavia.
Alexander the 1st of
Yugoslavia was born December 1888
I wasn't at EVERY
Christmas Party my Uncle Joe and Aunt Mary gave,
12, Oh 5: Teo Te Ching - "The five colors blind the eye ... The five tones deafen the ear ... The five flavors dull the palate ... Racing, hunting, and galloping about only disturb the mind ...
So the Sage is led by his inner truth and not his outer eye ... He holds to what is deep and not what lies on the surface ...."
Some Genes are Stronger than Others!
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Sunday, 03 August 2014