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Moravian Family Towns 2012

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the weather has turned wet as we leave south Bohemia for Moravia...
the weather has turned wet as we leave south Bohemia for Moravia...
...but we like this kind of atmosphere
...but we like this kind of atmosphere
after a few hours' drive, we reach Kuklík, where Jay's great-grandmother Karolína Chvála was born
after a few hours' drive, we reach Kuklík, where Jay's great-grandmother Karolína Chvála was born
on the main road, it doesn't take long to pass thru town...
on the main road, it doesn't take long to pass thru town...
...and then double back
...and then double back
off the main road, the village gets interesting; here's a house where Kuklík #32 used to stand
off the main road, the village gets interesting; here's a house where Kuklík #32 used to stand
nearby, a creek wanders through the village
nearby, a creek wanders through the village
continuing on, we reach the area where Kuklík #53 would have been...
continuing on, we reach the area where Kuklík #53 would have been...
...and another Chvála residence
...and another Chvála residence
(we're still working on a translation for this)
(we're still working on a translation for this)
then further out, somewhere here would have stood Kuklík #71, an earlier Chvála home
then further out, somewhere here would have stood Kuklík #71, an earlier Chvála home
these roads connect Kuklík to some tiny villages...
these roads connect Kuklík to some tiny villages...
...as well as to a variety of woodlands
...as well as to a variety of woodlands
here's one of the local industries: lumber
here's one of the local industries: lumber
now we're in Sněžné, the parish center for Kuklík
now we're in Sněžné, the parish center for Kuklík
here's the Catholic church, recently repaired after damage during Communist times
here's the Catholic church, recently repaired after damage during Communist times
the organ has also been restored
the organ has also been restored
a kind construction worker has offered to help us get info about Kuklík...
a kind construction worker has offered to help us get info about Kuklík...
...and he locates someone who will ask her grandmother next week about Kuklík history
...and he locates someone who will ask her grandmother next week about Kuklík history
then we drive to the cemetery nearby...
then we drive to the cemetery nearby...
...and look for names
...and look for names
plenty of Sláma families here...
plenty of Sláma families here...
...even from Kuklík...
...even from Kuklík...
...but we can't know yet if any are related
...but we can't know yet if any are related
then we're off to Lísek, an earlier (possible) family town
then we're off to Lísek, an earlier (possible) family town
it's in a nice setting on grassy hills
it's in a nice setting on grassy hills
this was a parish center...
this was a parish center...
...so served a number of nearby villages...
...so served a number of nearby villages...
...and has the parish cemetery (no family names here)
...and has the parish cemetery (no family names here)
then we head off thru Bohuňov...
then we head off thru Bohuňov...
...and on to Janovičky...
...and on to Janovičky...
...another possible family-related village
...another possible family-related village
then it's time to head south for the night
then it's time to head south for the night
we bid this part of Moravia farewell...
we bid this part of Moravia farewell...
...but plan to return after more research
...but plan to return after more research