WWII Refugees from Poland

Event Details

WWII Refugees from Poland

Time: April 24, 2011 to June 23, 2011
Location: Henry & Kay Wozniak
Street: 617 44th St
City/Town: Rock Island, IL 61201-2138
Event Type: wwii, refugees, from, poland
Organized By: i'm a superhero i can like fly and shit.
Latest Activity: Jun 28, 2011

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Event Description

Due to the expense of mailing these, I will not be sending any china overseas. :(


Both of my Polish grandparents lived through Nazi Germany.

My grandpa used to tell stories about the war and one of them was about working in the china factory, where after they were done eating they would just toss the plates out the window because they were worthless during the wartime.

To me this story is a beautiful representation of the destructive forces at work during that time period, and i would love to capture it in my own art.

We have a set of fine china given to us by my grandparents for our wedding, and we don't host parties at all, we're just not that kind of people. we've hung on to the dishes for going on ten years and i've decided this is how best to get rid of them.


If you would like to receive a (most probably broken or chipped) piece of our wedding gift, please RSVP with the promise you will return the favor by sending back a piece of your own artwork to my grandparents, who hang on to life by thinner threads as the years pass by. These people truly are survivors.


their address:


Henry & Kay Wozniak

617 44th St

Rock Island, IL 61201-2138


RSVP and i will send out one of our dishes.

(one going out each week for 45 weeks)

limited quantity, first come, first serve.


(please post pictures in the comments)


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1cgqtuoblpeqc Comment by 1cgqtuoblpeqc on May 14, 2011 at 12:38pm
I'm unable to get there this weekend because charlotte has something for daisy scouts, and also there is a circus amanda is taking her to see. --BUT-- i've heard through a third party (my wife) that my grandma is ABSOLUTELY ECSTATIC about the mail she's been getting! especially a scarf she got from one of you that she now plans to go out and get something to match with it!!
Comment by McFloozy on May 13, 2011 at 3:31pm
Sending something off to them today!
Comment by Jen Staggs on May 13, 2011 at 5:09am
I'm really excited to be a part of this- thanks for inviting me!
1cgqtuoblpeqc Comment by 1cgqtuoblpeqc on May 10, 2011 at 5:36pm

it still wears off, but much less easily.

mainly the thin text around the rim.

Comment by Lindy Marglon on May 10, 2011 at 5:28pm
Looks even better than the first ones!! Pretty!!
1cgqtuoblpeqc Comment by 1cgqtuoblpeqc on May 10, 2011 at 2:06pm
1cgqtuoblpeqc Comment by 1cgqtuoblpeqc on May 10, 2011 at 1:42pm

i ended up using just black waterproof ink with my dip pen on dewi's

i'll post it soon, but it seems to have worked perfectly!

no smudging, and it even looks cool!

1cgqtuoblpeqc Comment by 1cgqtuoblpeqc on May 8, 2011 at 2:30am

so i can't visit tomorrow, because my grandpa is taking my grandma out to eat!

hopefully i can take a road trip next weekend, because i'd really like to see them before school starts back up again! :-/

1cgqtuoblpeqc Comment by 1cgqtuoblpeqc on May 7, 2011 at 7:11pm


thanks i'll look into it for sure!

Comment by Poison Label Productions on May 7, 2011 at 7:07pm

Sharpie makes a "Paint-pen"

"Sharpie Paint - extra fine point - oil based opaque paint marker"

shake it - compress the tip - write - let dry



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