Monthly Archives: July 2016

Grandma Anna

Follow me as I continue to explore family relationships.

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Family members inspire memoir

This is the first post in a series about family relationships that have inspired me to write the memoir “Greenwich Meridian where East meets West” (c)

Some time ago, I wrote the post “Two sisters still at war” about the friction between my mother Ella and her sister Anna aka Anyna. The derogatory version of the beautiful name refers to the relationship between the two aging sisters. Notice that the word Anyna is missing on the greeting card for Anna’s Day.

Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters”  and Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina” kindled my inquisitive mind  to further explore relationships and psychology.

Watch as I pick up on the tension between the two sisters. Check out the post at the following link:

Mom Ella & aunt Anna

Popular name brings back memories By Emma Palova EW Emma’s Writings Lowell, MI- As I was checking Facebook for messages, I…

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Anna

This is the first part of a series on relationships that have inspired my memoir “Greenwich Meridian, where east meets west.” (c)

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Popular name brings back memories

By Emma Palova

EW Emma’s Writings

Lowell, MI- As I was checking Facebook for messages, I came across a greeting card for Anna from the group Czechoslovak Friends on Facebook. The greeting card wished well to all the girls and women who carry this beautiful name.

In the Czech calendar each day is dedicated to a certain name, known as “svatek” or saint’s day. July 26th is Anna’s day. The name Anna has a very special meaning to me. I write about it in the memoir “Greenwich Meridian where East meets west.”©

Anna & Anna Drabkova Front row from left to right: grandparents Anna & Joseph. Top row: Sisters Eliska and Anna.

Our family celebrated Anna’s day to honor three great women: Grandmother Anna Drabkova of Vizovice, aunt and godmother Anna Chudarkova of Zlin and paternal aunt Anna Tomankova of Otrokovice.

However, not everyone thought they were great…

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Writing: Shaping Your Story

I will be sharing posts from this course.

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I just started this 4-week course yesterday and I love it. I will be sharing posts from this course on the following blogs: EW Emma’s Writings on http://emmapalova and on editionemma.wordpress.com.

We’ll help you… …find your angle. …write compelling introductions. …identify your key moments. …craft scenes around them. Roald Dahl once said that “good writing…

Source: Writing: Shaping Your Story

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Taurus Daily horoscope for July 20, 2016

I will write about this.

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I like this one for the Taurus in me. We’ll see what happens today.

I’ll write about it.

Your interactions with others are so smooth today that you can charm your way into someone’s heart. Luckily, your ability to approach new relationships with both vitality and responsibility enhances your …

Source: Taurus Daily horoscope for July 20, 2016

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