By Mike Newby
My mother is Polish. Her name is Karen Ross. She is the daughter of William Ross (1921-1960) and Felicia Dulski (1919-1991). Felicia Dulski was the daughter of Anna Kulesza (1894-1973) and Stanislaw Dulski (1891-1956). Anna immigrated all alone from Poland to East Boston when she was sixteen years old. Stanislaw also immigrated at the age of sixteen, but he came over with his family.
An Easter Table
Families get together for Easter breakfast to celebrate Christ's resurrection. The breakfast includes small lambs carved from butter, a round loaf of bread, Polish kielbasa, a special yeast bread called bubka, and the special decorated eggs of Easter. All the food is blessed by a priest before being eaten. Christ is represented by a butter lamb carrying the Polish flag of victory.
The top of the Easter bread is marked with a cross. The eggs, perfectly dyed, are a symbol of Christ's resurrection. The family members share a blessed egg before the meal.
These decorated eggs are made of wood and used for decoration.
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