Something I found...
Gregory Benesh (EC92@AOL.COM)
Wed, 8 Oct 1997 14:04:59 -0400
NOTE: My brothers manage to get my mother out of state on the anniversary of
my dad's death, and my family works at cleaning out some more of the
accumulated history. This year (last weekend) we came across several new
items that should be shared, if only for what they can be turned into. The
first is from about the 1940's level in the diggings, although accurate
carbon-dating has not been done as of this date, but photos of my father in
uniform give us an approximate time frame.
If anyone takes offense, my apologies in advance. Remember it was placed here
by someone who is 50% Bohemian and it was found in the remaining possessions
of someone 100% Bohemian and we accept it as funny. I read it and see
definite ways it could be turned into a "Scout Leader's Creed" with coffee
replacing houbys and kids junk food from menus replacing parts of the diet.
Item #1 under incidentals doesn't even need to change to suit Cubbing.
To those who complain, I also found near to top of the pile (therefore about
1980-1993) a quote repeated by one of the ladies my mother worked with that
my dad apparently liked and I'm thinking of adopting: "Well, if they're
talking about me at least they're leaving someone else alone".
The BOHEMIAN CREED
1. Born in the old neighborhood.
2. Make Money.
3. Move to Berwyn.
4. Build a 2 flat and live in the basement (reason being you can get more
rent for the first or second floor than for renting the basement).
5. Do not use living room.
6. Cover all furniture with bed sheets.
7. Do not heat in wintertime unless guests are expected.
8. After removing screens in the fall, wash screens and put in living room
against furniture at a 30 degree angle. These screens will be used to dry
9. Should have car, 10 years old, in perfect condition, with not more than
10. Keep shined and covered.
11. Do not move from garage, except on Sundays.
12. Prior to removing car from garage, scan skies for possiblle nclement
weather. If forecast is acceptable, prepare for "houby hunt".
13. Camoflage all houby hunting equipment from neighbors. Proceed to secret
place for houby with cautioon, i.e., drive thru alleys, around the block
several times, down wide streets to insure you are not being followed by
neighbors who discover place for your houby picking.
1.Sunday Knedlicky and zeli with veprovy (pork) or kachna (duck).
2. Monday re-heat leftovers with rye bread with kmin (caraway).
3. Friday Plum dumplings with melted low priced spread.
4. Notice. Do not buy homogenized milk. Regular milk in cartons is better.
The cream can be skimmed off the top for father's coffee and skim milk is
good for the wife's diet and for the children. The waxed paper cartons burn
real well and help save on the fuel bill.
1. Wife must save all brown paper bags, strings, rope, jars, and all other
valuable and useable articles.
2. The wife must have cold beer for father at all times and must be
unquestionably obedient and frugal.
3. Father and older children should have day job at Western Electric. Wife
works on third shift at Western's while father sleeps.
4. On payday, father will take paychecks without cashing them, ride his
bicycle to Olympic Savings and Loan and make a deposit.
5. Advantages of living in the basement are: One never hears of a Bohemian
committing suicide by jumping out of a window. Taxes are kept lower because
the fire department needs only very short ladders.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City