Its that season of the year where one dwells about
family and friends. And I have come up with an idea -= yes another
one. My return from Poland has brought about some
A few minutes ago I rang to convey my
condolences to the widow of the recently departed president of the Polish RSL
and Polish airforce association. He was a close friend of my parents and
spoke at both my parents funerals.
I asked who was taking over these activities now
that Pan Pior Koziell has passed away. She just kept on repeating "well
that is now all over".
So who is now left to carry the flame and the
memory. I dont think that the RSL or the Air Force Association has
scope for second generationers or family members.
SO my ideas is that in Australia we set up a
grouping for descendants and family members of Polish war
The aim would be to maintain the memory of our
family members who took part in previous wars - represent their interests and
also the interests of widows within the Polish and Australian
GIven there is still a large Polish community in
Melbourne - it could be based here but with Australia wide
Activities could be purely social or also
We could present our narrative in the view of
Poland and other diaspora organisations.
I have thought of the SPK - I know that in CAnada
they have recruited heavily in the second generation but in Australia it is top
heavy with the older generation and I know younger people are finding it
difficult to survive in it.
This would be largely second and third generation
driven. And it would have a different spirit but still maintain some of
Am I off in with the fairies or could their be some
interest. Please tell me.