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    1/4 Polish.

    I'm Lithuanian and I'm proud of that, but I have some Polish roots too. It sometimes makes me a little bit sad knowing that Lithuanians and Polish people don't really get along. My grandmother was Polish. I might be more interested into polish culture if I would know my...
    Ortinbras Ortinbras 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 11, 2012

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    Jestem Polką

    Ponieważ jestem Polką a to jest grupa dla takich właśnie osób pozwolę sobie napisać tu po polsku właśnie. Nareszcie mogę użyć swojego języka xd inaczej nikt by nie zrozumiał. Zawsze tylko angielski i angielski..czasami też potrzebuję wytchnienia o.o Mam na...
    lovelessbutterfly lovelessbutterfly 26-30, F 29 Responses Jun 23, 2010

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    My Parents Are From the Old Country

    My parents came to the U.S. in the 1970s to escape communism. My mom is from the north (Gdansk), and my dad is from the south (Slask). They met in NY. Many times I wonder if they met and stayed in Poland, would I be the same person I am now. The weirdest thing about being full...
    chancesbreathe chancesbreathe 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 3, 2009

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    My maternal grandmother's family immigrated to

    the USA in the late 1890's. My maternal grandfather came over in the early 1900's and began working in the Pennsylvania coal mines. He eventually moved with his parents to Cleveland where he operated the same crane for 34 years. My paternal grandparents were forced by the toils...
    soloexistence soloexistence 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 28, 2014

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    I just have a little Polish/Jewish heritage

    but when it shines through it really shines through.
    GraceJediHeart GraceJediHeart 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 28, 2014

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    I'M Half Polish. So, Take That Into Account.

    A guy walks into a bar and tells the bartender he just heard the funniest Polish joke he has ever heard. Bartender tells the guy, "I'm Polish. See the big guy at the end of the bar? He's Polish. Do you see the couple behind you? They're Polish. Now, buddy, do you still feel...
    RockingTheCarhartts RockingTheCarhartts 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 9, 2013

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    With all our national phobias,

    paranoia, gloom...i'm pure Polish, there's probably something good about it but for now i need to breath some fresh air as Polish people in too big dose are poisonous. Anyway, if someone like to talk with someone from the middle of nowhere, from the country with biggest amount...
    leuconoe leuconoe 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I am 100% Polish :-) Was born in Poznan

    and lived almost my entire life over here. love this amazing country of ours!
    89Dana89 89Dana89 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    Pgh Polish

    Good day, My father's side lives on Polish Hill, Pgh. My mother's side lived in Sheraden, Pgh. I have lots of fond memories of growing up in a Pgh. Polish family. After some years we moved a bit. Ended up in Michigan City, IN. Big Polish community there too. Now I find myself...
    Huskavarny Huskavarny 46-50 1 Response Oct 13, 2013

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    Lilpolefromchicago

    My father was 100% Polish and proud of it. My hat is off to him. Was not perfect, but was a good man. My grandmother's parents came to Pennsylvania from Poland in the late 1800s I think. Don't know much more other than what the history books tell us. Sure wish there was more...
    john19thomas john19thomas 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 27, 2011

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    The 70th Anniversary Of National Armed Forces

    They were brutally pacificated, sometimes put into prison where faced false accusations in front of stalinistic 'judges'. People Republic of Poland's - soviet occupation state - propaganda held they were facist and dangerous to the social marxist order. Only the latter is true...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 21, 2012

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    I'm one quarter polish on my moms side!

    Though I never met my grandfather who was full polish. Well, I met him when I was very young! My mothers maiden name is stankiewicz. And it's really the only heritage that I have that I know for certain!! I would love to visit poland one day and I am in the process of speaking...
    meomnom meomnom 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 19, 2014

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    Polish By Default

    I am one quarter Polish so I guess that comes with one quarter of the culture. My mother makes "Klooski"which are divine hearty balls of egg and flour dumplings boiled to perfection and smothered with fried bacon and cottage cheese. This is the only "Polish" recipe she makes. No...
    RomanticallyHopeless RomanticallyHopeless 26-30, F Jul 16, 2013

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    inloveyetincomplete inloveyetincomplete 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 19, 2014

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    Nie Jestem Polskie

    Jestem Amerykan i mowie po polsku. Mi sie podoba po rozmawiac po polsku kiedy jestem z polakami. Chyba tutaj moge znalaj kolegow co chce uczy mnie polski. papa
    kopara08 kopara08 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 20, 2012

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    25%

    I am 25% Polish. My Grandfather came over from Poland when he was a little boy. He spoke some Polish when i was little and played Polish music. I used to dance to it in the basement and swing around the poles. Maybe its a Polish thing, I don't know, but the boys of the...
    hiddenbutterfli hiddenbutterfli 36-40, F Jun 11, 2007

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    Do You Have A Favorite Celebrity Of Polish Ancestry?

    Mine is Martha Stewart. Who is yours?
    imathinkin imathinkin 51-55, F 8 Responses Sep 1, 2010

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    augusto91 augusto91 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 6

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    I actually don't really know

    if I'm Polish. I might be on my dad's side, as he and his father (I think) speak and/or understand some Polish. And my last name happens to be Polish, but if there is no Polish in my blood, then I can blame Polish-Lithuanians when my family's country was occupied by them! >~>
    Knitemair Knitemair 16-17, M Jun 16

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    My Connection

    Hello all. The connection that I have is from my father's side. My current name has been changed by my grandfather so that he could marry my grandmother who had been divorced (Catholic issues). The previous name was Lukaszewski and from what I have learned from outsiders is that...
    mickey68 mickey68 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 2, 2012

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    Polish

                                   my great grandma came over on the boat from poland when she was 12. my grandfather was half german...
    flourlady111 flourlady111 46-50, F 5 Responses Jan 10, 2009

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    I have alot of family in poland,

    my mom was born there and moved to america when she was 18
    RnneKK RnneKK 16-17, F Mar 12

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    I'm not Polish by blood,

    but my last name came from a polish man about a couple centuries ago
    Dylanhgh Dylanhgh 16-17, M Apr 15

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    100%

    I'm very lucky to be 100% polish! Sometimes polish people can be very picky about who they marry... My mom cooks a lot of polish food, especially having sandwiches at almost every meal (she insists that it's what people in Poland do, we live near Chicago). We're expected to speak...
    ReadingWriter22 ReadingWriter22 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 16, 2013

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    I Wish That...

     I am half polish and half others (swedish and irish and ukrainian, i know weird combination) and my polish family is from the tetra mountains. However, it is unfortunate that my grandmother did not allow my mother or her sisters to learn polish because being considered un...
    lexasgreen lexasgreen 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2009

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    Going Out

    My mom is Polish and taught us (my sister and I) how to speak Polish from an early age.  Makes me laugh when we go out and people get confused looks on their faces when we speak.
    dreamingtree dreamingtree 26-30, F Jul 28, 2008

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    Polish Forever. C:

    I'm half Polish, and I get it from my mom's side. I'm a proud Polish person, and have no shame of admitting that I am. I speak fluent Polish (but for some reason can't write it. WAT?!) BUT YEAAAAAAAH. Lolol. I think I'm the only Polish person (other than my sister) in my school.
    FlyingTacoTruck FlyingTacoTruck 13-15, F Jan 22, 2013

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    Witam!!!

    Witam swoich rodakow i serecznie pozdrawiam.., Izabella z Wisconsin..,
    izabella5 izabella5 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2013

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    AerynAVA AerynAVA 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 5, 2014

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    Only One-fourth

    I am also half-German and one-quarter Irish, but I proudly carry Polish blood,too. My paternal parent gave me the hardheadedness of an Irishman and the stubborness of a German. My maternal parent was half-German and half-Polish. From her, I got stubborness mated with Polish...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Apr 26, 2013

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    My Family's Journey to America

    I am 100% Polish. My grandparents met in the United States. My Grandmother came over in the early 1900's when she was just 16 years old. I can't imagine what it was like for a young farm girl to have such an adventure. My grandfather came with his brother. They were both living...
    Snookerdoo Snookerdoo 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2007

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    My Polish Pride

    My ancestors came to this country during the First World War. My great great grandfather was a teacher and he came to America with his wife and son. They struggled in the rough streets of Charlestown, Mass. I find myself filled with pride for their ability to face adversity from...
    Matthew1286 Matthew1286 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 31, 2011

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    You know you're Polish American when; Growing

    up you thought Catholic was the only religion. You expect everyone's garbage to be under the sink. You've been hit with a wooden spoon. Kurwa. There's Polka on at every family reunion, or wedding. Your grandparents came from Poland. You have a generous amount of...
    FreudianSlip13 FreudianSlip13 22-25, F 20 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    100% Polish

    So let's see here....My mom was born in Poland and so were her ancestors. She is 100% polish.  My dad was also born in Poland and so were his ancestors. He is also 100% Polish. I was born in Canada, and now live in the US. So that's Tri-citizenship right there...
    aleksfrelas aleksfrelas 16-17 1 Response Aug 3, 2008

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    Yes, My Darling...

    It’s not a new story, I posted it centuries ago, when I had my first account here, but I thought I should have it here again, since it describes my very first, significant adventure with the English language. As some of you know, English is not my first language. There was a...
    touchOFspring touchOFspring 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 26, 2012

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    New To Ep And 100% Polish!!

    Both my parents and my brother are originally from Poland and moved to the U.S following Solidarnosc. I just visited Poland this past summer!!! I love it there, I've been about 6-7 times and I'm looking forward to getting my wedding photos done in Lasienki Park in Warsaw (when...
    LoveSam LoveSam 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2012

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    My Polish Ancestors Are Historically Famous...

    They left their life in Poland, to come to North America. Two of their three sons died as a result. They worked farmland for an even split, where they settled as immigrants. The landowner was so impressed with my ancestor's work ethic, as a shining example of all Polish people...
    imathinkin imathinkin 51-55, F 5 Responses May 25, 2010

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    hello, also polish. :) actually it doesn't

    bother me, but in the future i want to move to the UK for university. I think the standards of life are higher there(almost everybody says that when i mention it.)
    teaaddicted teaaddicted 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 28, 2014

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    Very Proud To Be Polish

    I am actually very proud to have Polish ancestry. I love the culture and am hoping to visit the country one of these days. My great great grandparents immigrated from Poland and came through Ellis Island in 1901 to search for farmland. Speaking very little English, they settled...
    LenoraLouise LenoraLouise 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2013

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    Growing up, we lived in an older neighborhood.

    The people were proud of their ethnicities. There were bakers and butchers operating little shops that sold the specialties of the area's groups. Easter was always an exciting time. Spring as well as the special products that got offered. Shamefully, you don't see that any more...
    soloexistence soloexistence 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 12, 2014

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    Czesc, jak sie masz ?

    ? (I am not polish but my friend is polish and I like polish people 😊)
    Excusemyshittyusername Excusemyshittyusername 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 15, 2014

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    I Am Polish

    Hello everyone :) I'm Polish and live here in Poland. We have great cuisine, I love food here. But I've never been abroad andI would like to visit all the world...it's my big dream. :)
    Carol1993 Carol1993 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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    I'm one quarter polish on my moms side!

    Though I never met my grandfather who was full polish. Well, I met him when I was very young! My mothers maiden name is stankiewicz. And it's really the only heritage that I have that I know for certain!! I would love to visit poland one day and I am in the process of speaking...
    meomnom meomnom 26-30, M Feb 19, 2014

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    Me To

    I live in a place where their are near to none same with my school. but that dose not stop me from embracing my polishness! But really only on the other said of the city it is polish central maybe if my mom picked a place to live their instead my life would be different. all I...
    zoozooangle22 zoozooangle22 13-15, F Aug 10, 2013

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    ...On My Father's Side..

    I'm Polish..but, I guess I would be technically called a "mutt" because I'm actually a mix of different nationalities like Italian and Welsh on my mother's side.. ..but mainly Polish on my father's side..which also includes a little Russian. Growing up, my father and everyone...
    Misfitbrokentoy Misfitbrokentoy 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 4, 2013

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