Tuesday, August 07, 2007

It's Polka Time!

Have you noticed that Polka music always makes you feel happy? You just can't listen to it without at least tapping your foot. And if you're like me, you'll be on your feet and whirling around the room when you hear it. I'm giving you fair warning that if you play the video below it's going to put you in a good mood. If you don't want to feel good, don't play it!

The video shown here is from the village of Siemiechow, Poland. It's located roughly 10 miles from my grandmother's ancestral village of Wojnicz. I imagine the countryside in Siemiechow is very similar to that of Wojnicz... gently rolling land rich with crops ready for harvesting about now. Go ahead, have a visit and smile... (you might want to clear the furniture in the room just in case ;-)

Have you checked youtube.com for videos of your ancestral village?


  1. Jasia, I'm absolutely amazed how identical this area looks to the river valleys of Stevens County, Washington just north of Spokane, and Kootenai County, Idaho (east). The rolling hills, rich wheat fields and farmlands, and low mountains in the distance...even the trees are similar. If someone had showed me this video, minus the Polish signs, and asked me where this was, I would have told them it was the Inland Northwest. I'm astounded! Beautiful!

  2. Wow, isn't that something Miriam? I've never been to Washington or Idaho or Poland either for that matter. So I personally can't speak from experience. But I'll take your word for it. I know it doesn't look like Michigan that's for sure. We're all flat (except for the lakes ;-) Thanks for your comment. Next time I view the video I'll think of you :-)