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My Father was a Smuggler

by John Millar (Jonas Stepšis) The two swimmers carefully pushed their water-proof wrapped bundles onto the sloping riverbank and slipped silently out of the water. Shaking themselves like dogs to rid their bodies of as much water as possible, they hurriedly donned the clothes that were secured to the top ...

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Hot drinks for those cold days

On these blustering winter days  (particularly in the northern sections of the country),  there is nothing better to warm you up than a steaming hot drink.  Most of the drinks on this page can be served either hot or cold. MULLED  WINE Vynas  su  prieskoniais 1 bottle sweet red wine ...

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Kunigas Ateina Kalėdot’: Recollections About an On Old Lithuanian Parish and the Christmas-Time Custom That Lithuanian Immigrants Had Brought With Them From the Old Country

By Gloria O’Brien-Kivytaitė. KUNIGAS ATEINA KALĖDOT’ Recollections about an on old Lithuanian parish and the Christmas-time custom that Lithuanian immigrants had brought with them from the Old Country. DURING the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s Brooklyn’s Apreiškimo Parapija (Annunciation Parish) was wellknown as a Lithuanian stronghold. As a “national parish,” without ...

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Holiday Goodies

CRESCENT CAKE WITH FRUIT Riestainis su vaisiais 4 cups flour ½ cup milk 1 oz. yeast 5 Tbsps. melted butter 4 eggs ½ cup sugar 1 cup dried currants 1 cup cut-up dried fruit 2 oz. butter for filling Mix ½ of the flour with warm milk and add yeast ...

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You say potato…we say bulvė

POTATO DUMPLINGS – ”ZEPPELINS” Cepelinai – Didžkukuliai 3 lbs. raw potatoes, peeled and grated 4 cooked potatoes 2 eggs, beaten Salt to taste Put raw potato gratings in a double cheese cloth and squeeze dry. Save the potato liquid, let potato starch settle at the bottom, decant potato liquid and ...

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The Wisterts Alone: Three Lithuanian American Brothers Each Played Football Well Enough to Be Inducted Into the College Football Hall of Fame. That’s a Unique Accomplishment, and Maybe the Heart of Our Story. But Even Taking a Wider View, the Saga of the Eight Member Wistert Family Is Extraordinary.

by Tom Gregg (Grigonis) Three Lithuanian American brothers each played football well enough to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. That’s a unique accomplishment, and maybe the heart of our story. But even taking a wider view, the saga of the eight member Wistert family is extraordinary. ...

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Cold beet soup

RECIPE NUMBER 1 4 cups ice-cold water 2 cups buttermilk 2 cups canned, diced or 3-4 fresh beets, boiled and peeled 2 small cucumbers, peeled and diced 2 hard-boiled eggs, diced ½ cup sour cream Salt and pepper to taste 3 Tbsps. fresh dill, shopped Pinch sugar In a large ...

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Remembering Darius-Girėnas Memorial 1933-2003

By Edward Baranauskas Remembering Darius-Girėnas Memorial 1933-2003 SEVENTY YEARS AGO, ON July 15, 1933, two Lithuanian American flyers, Stephen (Steponas) Darius and Stanley (Stasys) Girėnas, took off from Floyd Bennet Field in Brooklyn, New York at 6:24 A.M. EDT, on their attempted nonstop trans-Atlantic flight to Kaunas, at that time the provisional ...

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in Search of Baltic Roots: Tracing the Trail of One’s Ancestors

BY JOHN MILLAR ASOFT “CLUNK” FROM SOMEWHERE BELOW my feet and a slight, insistent pressure pushing me back into the seat indicated that the undercarriage had retracted and the aircraft was reaching for altitude. I leaned my head against the headrest as my thoughts went swirling, tumbling crazily through my ...

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Spring Salads

TASTY SLAW Skani kopūstų mišrainė 1 medium-sized head of cabbage, about 2 pounds (tough outer leaves removed), cored and thinly shredded 2 medium-sized carrots, peeled and grated 1 green bell pepper (stems and seeds removed), halved and grated 1 Tbsp. coarsely grated yellow onion 2 cups mayonnaise ½ cup sugar ...

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