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Re: Re: [GRD] Re: OT Christmas tree

I've read that the pickle is a German tradition, but my grandparent's
Christmas tree had a pickle, and they were Slovak.

> David, I'm sure your grandparents did bring back traditions, some of which
> you might even practice.
> Found the pickle tradition very interesting.....do you happen to know what
> country your friends are from???  Have to ask mom about this, she is a
> sponsor for eastern European students at the DLI (Defense Language Institute)
> in San Antonio.
> Any more interesting traditions anyone has done???
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 12/12/2002 2:34:17 PM Central Standard Time,
> dfranzma@pacbell.net writes:
>> Noreen that was great.  Very interesting.  I wish I could recall my
>> grandparents
>> traditions if indeed she brought them back here from Berlin.  My
>> grandfather was
>> Pennsyvanian Dutch and his family came here as Hessian soldiers.
>> We have very good friends who harken from Eastern Europe who hide a pickle
>> ornament in their tree and on New Year's Eve there is a prize for the guest
>> who
>> finds it.  Lot's of fun.
>> DF
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