The devoutness of the Banat Czechs however, does not preclude some earthly pleasures. The following remark of a fourth generation Banat Czech was made 100 years after settlement:

"We had a painted picture at home of the first years in Helena (a settlement)... on it was the image of a stumbling man holding a spirit bottle in his hand...  next...

Photos © 1996 Iva Zimova

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