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Re: “How the Rusyns Could Save Civilization

Someone mentioned the lemko hall in yonkers n.y. As a child we used to attend dances etc at the hall. I remember an outside platform for dancing.

Posted by Joe Peterson on 06/27/2017 at 3:25 AM

Re: “How the Rusyns Could Save Civilization

I grew up in St John's Byzantine Catholic Church in Lyndora, PA- part of Butler. I was surrounded by the culture and heard many stories of my ancestors coming to West Virginia to the coal mines then moving to Butler for the safer working conditions of the steel mills. We grew up making paska, halupki, halushki, cheregi. Adorning our Easter baskets for the church blessings with very specific items and including our best decorated pysangi. We visites St Macrenia every year. Grandma and Didi got us t-shirts with sayings like "me a Carpathian you're kidding" (which we had no idea what it meant) Mass was in "Slovak" but I think it was more regional than that. Thanks for a great article highlighting the uniqueness of our heritage

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Posted by Amy on 06/27/2017 at 12:46 AM

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