by Felicia Porawski
My family is huge. We have lots of children and aunts and uncles too. My great grandparents came from Poland. They were Catholic. Catholicism has been passed down from generation to generation. In Poland, when you are born, you are named after a saint. You celebrate your birthday on the day set aside for that saint. When my great-great grandmother came over to America, she didn't believe that she or her family should learn English so she didn't teach her children. In defiance, her children did learn English and decided not to teach their children Polish. This is why we don't speak Polish.
My great grandparents worked very hard for a living because they had twelve children. Our family didn't have a lot of money but we did learn many Polish traditions and the traditional way of cooking.
A Polish Doll
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