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    Tergenev: My grandparents on my father's side were from Czechoslovakia.  I was born with the last name of Vokacek.  If I ever write a book, I'll write under the name of Elveta Vokacek because it sounds so exotic. (Hated it growing up.)
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      Brlo . . . family name was Jakes, now spelled a different way over here.  It's not such a popular name in the Czech Republic . . .

      -8.38, -7.13   Soapblox/Chicago, for progressive Midwesterners

      by rhubarb on Tue Oct 11, 2005 at 01:39:24 PM PDT

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