I have enjoyed the postings so immensely, that I've decided to be a member! My ancestry is half Czech- and have enjoyed the benefits of having a Czech grandma's cooking and am spoiled rotten! In the past few months, I have been dating a Czech man. His English is improving, but there are so many things I am curious about his culture. He has been in the US for 3 years, and has NO American friends, (however he has plenty of Russian and foreign friends) which I find curious. I am the first American girl he has dated. Anyway, I will be posting many, many questions- and already feel very much at home in your forum!