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johnSuper Member!

United States

August 30, 2007
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You know how people put plastic animals and strange pieces of art in their front yard?  Flamingos are a common lawn ornament.  So are those weird shiny orbs that sit on a pole and reflect light.  Some people like pinwheels...

My Polish neighbors love lawn ornaments.  Their house is directly across the street from mine.  They not only have flamingos, but they have santa clauses, panda bears, and of course, spider man.  Oh, yeah... their panda bear wears a conductor's cap and holds an american flag...

A while ago my dad was visiting my house.  His car was in the driveway and he was in the backyard.  I saw his car rolling down my driveway, without him in it.  The brake must have been off because it traveled all the way across the street, busted through my Polish neighbor's picket fence, and flattened many of their ornaments...

The neighborhood went crazy.  Joseph, the man of the house, came running out accusing me of drinking of driving.  He doesn't speak English and didn't understand that the car rolled by itself accidentally.  People started gathering around to see the commotion.  It was a very eventful day on Webster street... 

I had someone fix the fence right away.  I'm not sure what happened to the ornaments, but I'm guessing they got a proper burial...

So the questions for you are:

1.  Is it typical for Polish people to have lawn ornaments?

2.  Do you have a favorite lawn ornament?

3.  Is there a nice traditional Polish gift I could give to the family to show how sorry I am? 

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09:31 AM Sep 21 2011

john

johnSuper Member!
United States

ornaments are cool?

10:11 AM Sep 14 2007

roksa
Ireland

and i like polish vodka!

10:10 AM Sep 14 2007

roksa
Ireland

it's me again! the best gift for polish is vodka ofcourse!!!Laughingpolish please forgive me! i really like Poland and polish people!!!

 

09:56 AM Sep 14 2007

roksa
Ireland

i agree! the lawn ornaments are popular in germany, not in poland! any way if your friend likes trash  buy it for him! enjoyLaughing

nice website!

cu

10:03 AM Sep 10 2007

_Jasmine_

_Jasmine_
Poland

hehehe....I wanna say that it's not typical. I live in Poland and  I have never seen something like that here. It's really ugly. Lawn Ornament in gardens  is tradition from Germany.For a gift buy them something more tasteful Wink!!

04:15 AM Sep 10 2007

baby...

baby...
Moldova, Republic Of

hi.....

you look thery god...

how are you?

my name is alina..i'm from in moldova

09:16 AM Sep 09 2007

Hania
Poland

Hello John - I am from Poland. I must say that it is not typical for Polish people but there are some  who like lawn ornaments in the garden - birds for example. As far as I know in some regions of Poland (western Poland) you can meet lawn ornaments more often than in others but there are not many in my neighboorhood (central Poland). If your neighbours like lawn ornaments so much why not to give them a new ornament as a present? All the best and best regards from Poland - Hanna 

01:48 PM Sep 04 2007

ms.alisha

ms.alisha
United States

haha. thats a great story. did you find  the perfect im sorry gift yet?? call me crazy .. but perhaps some new lawn ornaments might do the trick :)

01:12 AM Sep 04 2007

thu hong
Viet Nam

Wow.......................i don't have idea about Lawn Oranment Accident.  Can i ask you one question: i read your papers,that's very nice . How did you get a lot of friends in the world?  i'm frist time go to this website. Can you tell me something of this. Thank you first..

03:22 PM Sep 02 2007

Lonely

Lonely
United Arab Emirates

In my country, there are a few people who use a lawn ornaments and most of them own swans. I don't own any of these things so I don't have a favorite one. What's more, you need to bring a good gift to your neighbor, so it's better to know what he likes most. Since you are living near him you can ask one of his friends or some close people.