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Although I have only lived here nine years and have no direct connections to the old culture, I feel a deep respect for it and would like to learn more about it. I guess it's like the desire an adopted child has to find out about his biological parents. Apparently the old country also feels these ties to its Texas children. I just read on "The Mad Monarchist" blog how the Czech Republic donated money to the town of West after its recent fertilizer plant explosion. What a beautiful gesture. Even though it's a different area of Texas than where I live, and I have no Czech ancestry that I am aware of, I feel the love and caring behind it and am grateful. The fact that it was $200,000 and not 200 million makes it even more meaningful; I suppose because the smaller amount falls within a human scale that I can understand and appreciate.