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Old 01-12-2012, 11:19 AM   #61
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i'd learned from my norwegian relatives that you could tell if a person was swedish or norwegian by the way "son" was spelled on the end of their surname.

"sen" was norwegian, "son" was swedish.
Danes use "sen" as well. Swedes usually have an "s" in front of the "son". E.g., Danish: Larsen; Swedish: Larsson.

Just plain "son" is often English, e.g., Johnson, Peterson.
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:38 AM   #62
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My mother(alive) is Austro/Hungarian, my father(dead) was Polish.
Claire I drive around Slovenia on the way to Croatia,the people and country are great.The pig is king and there are still plenty of cafe's that roast them like this beside the roadAttachment 12810
Before I read the post, I thought "no, Bolas has not posted a pic of one of his relatives on a spit!"
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:31 AM   #63
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My mother(alive) is Austro/Hungarian, my father(dead) was Polish.
Claire I drive around Slovenia on the way to Croatia,the people and country are great.The pig is king and there are still plenty of cafe's that roast them like this beside the roadAttachment 12810
It has been almost two decades since we went to Slovenia, and boy are you right about the pig back then. As a general rule, we're pretty much OK with places where you go (called different places in different countries, but pretty much unknown in the U.S.) and you simply eat what they serve. Delicious meals every time. But we hit a spa town, I think Dolnska Toplice (don't quote me, I don't feel like going back and forth between web sites to make sure I have it right), and soon realized our "spa" included meals were going to be more pork, after a week of pork, pork, and more. It was delicious, but we were ready for lighter fare and were surprised this was considered "spa" fare! So we went back to our hotel/inn/resort/spa, and opted out of the "meals included" for the rest of our stay. It was wonderful, all around. At that time no one besides college students spoke any English, and we were getting by on the few words of French, German, and Russian we had between us (it worked, with a lot of good-will on all sides!). Instead of the meals we would have normally eaten, we went to grocery stores and bought bread, cheese, and cured meats (probably pork as well!) so we could eat a little lighter! Picnicked out in fields or in our room and went out for a pizza (yeah, I'm sure with more pork!). It was great fun.
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Many years ago when the kids were still in grade school and studying geography, I purchased a Readers Digest Atlas of all the countries of the world. The real neat thing about it was every town, country, river, byway, etc, had three labels. The original in the native language with the native spelling. Underneath, the native phonetic pronouncement in English, and then the American name. The kids poured over that book. They were fascinated with languages that didn't use the Arabic alphabet. I sometime I wish I still had that book.
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:31 PM   #65
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claire, your life sounds so much like my own sister's life, oddly enough also named claire (same spelling, too). she married a west point cadet back in 1980, and ended up travelling the world with him to his assignments.(there's a term for it but i can't remember)
he just retired a full bird colonel after 30+ years, the past 7 years in the horn of africa, iraq, and afghanistan. that was enough. if he stuck it out, he would have made general, but war is hell as the expression goes.

i've always been quite envious of her world travels.
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that's it.

thanks, addie.
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that's it.

thanks, addie.
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My mother(alive) is Austro/Hungarian, my father(dead) was Polish.
Claire I drive around Slovenia on the way to Croatia,the people and country are great.The pig is king and there are still plenty of cafe's that roast them like this beside the roadAttachment 12810
for some reason that picture disturbs me. guess i don't want my pork to look like the animal.
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for some reason that picture disturbs me. guess i don't want my pork to look like the animal.
And when I see an animal on the hoof, I see lots of recipes.
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