Republic of Armenia
October 19, 2012
Dear Family and Friends,
My grandfather, Herman Poláček, had a dry and sometimes biting sense of humor. Yet, he always delivered his remarks with a twinkle in his eye and a broad, devilish grin that spread from ear to ear across his round Slavic face.
When my Grandmother poured him a cup of coffee, black as night, he took a sip, smiled and said, “Warm ist es.” (At least it’s warm.) When she served a delicious Czech-style meal, he laughed and said, “Die bidienung ist sehr schlecht hier.” (The service is not so good here.)
After he had purchased a burial plot he proudly and comically announced, “Es hat eine gute Sicht.”