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Re: CHAT: Pycckuú B Texac u tak dalee...

From:Leo Caesius <leo_caesius@...>
Date:Friday, August 25, 2000, 12:42
Danny Wier wrote:
"About Polish Jews in Austin -- I didn't know about the size of that
community and I even lived in Austin once!!  [...]
Anyway, I would imagine that a theoretical Russian-Ukrainian population
would fit in fairly well among the Eastern European immigrants in

     Austin is truly one of the most cosmopolitan cities in North America.
Quite a number of my friends were lured by the River City's siren call and
are currently working in Austin's burgeoning IT sector.

As far as Middle and East Europeans in the rest of Texas...
     My father has family (Bavarians) who live in a small university town
north of Temple and south of Dallas - Dr. Pepper's own hometown (although I
understand Dublin Dr. Peppers are much tastier than the ones from this
town).  In fact, my uncle Wilhelm carried mail to a certain "compound" which
has since burned down but has quickly became a tourist spot...
     Speaking of Bavarians in Texas, have you read Fritz Lieber's "A Spectre
is Haunting Texas?"  Briefly, the story is situated during a war between
Texas and Russia for control of the world.  At one point, the Texans capture
the city of Yellowknife (NWT) and rename it "Amarilla Chinchilla;" the city
is recaptured by the Russians who then rename it (IIRC) Zhalty Nash (sp?).
My favorite line from that book is placed in the mouth of a Bavarian Texan,
who describes his adopted country as "the true vessel of noblest fascism."

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