Almost  confirmed back to the 12th century

Originally the name had a letter with 2 dots above it ( ) for Germany and Bohemia  but then later after the fall of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, the had to be changed to "e"  so now the new Family original name is Pletl

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 1454 Jews are expelled from Brunn Moravia by order of King Ladislaus.

Our Family comes originally from Bohemia, then they swept across  Germany in the 15th century in the form of Royalty, Princess, Princes' Lords and even an Archbishop  of Bruno now in Czechoslovakia  which was in the Austrian-Hungarian Empire

1646

Hans Platl Von Lichtenberg was his name.

 

 

 

of the Lichtenberg clan.  That is not him  below.  It is  your Host. ME!

Leslie Charles Paul Bubik

But you can call me Les

"Royalty is not divine - if your actions are honorable, then you will be royal no matter what cloth you were cut from." 

I just made the picture above for a joke.

About 4 years ago  my Aunt sent me to Bruno, in Czechoslovakia to find something about  out family  but I only found one pc of paper  but it was significant because  our family blood line was dated back to the  15th century before I went and this document proves that our family goes back to the 14 century, but without the hard work  of the Family Library custodian, we would not have a family library. 

 

                                                           Picture of Agi and Adri

 

Ludwig II von Lichtenberg, + 1271.

Johann I von Lichtenberg, Lord, + 1315, Md. 1295, Adelfeid von Werdenberg, + 1343, d. of Hugo I von

Below, is the kind of clothes they wore in those days  in the 12th century

 Montfort, Count of Werdenberg

 

(need to find out What happened here)

In a further certificate purchased in 1272 the town Georgenthal a Arnstädter
One by the mill owners to Siegelsbach situated vineyard.
How extensive must have been the vineyards in and around Arnstadt, tells us that of Dr.
CA Burkhardt edited "document the city of Arnstadt. It will be in a document
14th Century no less than 44 vineyards and fields mentioned. From a

The exact date of his birth is not known, not even the exact year, because in the Middle Ages a person's death date was considered far more important than their birth date, since a memorial mass would be celebrated on the death date.

He was the second son of Ulrich IV of Hanau (born: between 1330 and 1340; died: in September or October 1380) and Countess Elizabeth of Wertheim (1347–1378 ). In the ruling family of Hanau, an explicit primogeniture statue of 1375 stipulated that only the eldest son could inherit the Lordship and even that only he could marry. Reinhard II as second son of Ulrich IV as was destined for a clerical career. He received a suitable education for such a career; in 1387 he was studying at the University of Bologna. In 1390, one of the sons of Ulrich IV, possibly Reinhard II, was enrolled as a student at the university of Heidelberg. The entry in the register does not mention a name, it merely states de Hanaw domicellus.[1][2] Reinhard abandoned his spiritual career in 1391, and closed a contract with his elder brother Ulrich V, which guaranteed him an annual income. The background was probably that Ulrich V's marriage was still childless and they wanted to preserve the possibility that Reinhard might succeed Ulrich V. The contract awarded Reinhard an annual sum of 400 florins and a share in the districts Partenstein,Rieneck, Bieber and Haßlau. This was the first generation in the history of the Hanau family where the younger sons did not join the clergy. In 1398, the contract was renewed, and Ulrich and Reinhard's younger brother John of Hanau was also awarded a persion, after a dispute with John had led to actual fighting.


other document showing that in
1387 the Lord Lichtenberg and the other lords of Arnstadt including

 the  tried,
to transform the city and surrounding area in a single vineyard.
In 1496 the vineyards located in Arnstadt and field were the following
Men Spent:
.. Hans von Lichtenberg = 14 acres vineyard and a field outside
the Erfurt Goal
.. Iring of Witzleben = 8 acres Weingarten
.. Hot and Kurt von Rottleben = 4 acres of wine wax
.. Friedrich, Klaus, and Kurt von Witzleben = 3 acres Weingarten
.. Heinrich Acker wine from the court = 1 wax
In addition a large number of vineyards were in the size of a half acre, the scattered
were in the large estates and most property wealthy citizens Arnstädter\

Reihard's grave stone in the St. Mary's Church in Hanau
Spouse(s) Catherine of Nassau-Beilstein
Noble family House of Hanau
Father Ulrich IV, Lord of Hanau
Mother Elizabeth of Wertheim
Born c. 1369
Died 26 June 1451
Hanau

 

  • Name: Count Reinhard II of Hanau
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1370
  • Death: 26 JUN 1451 in Hanau

     
     


    Father: Count Ulrich IV of Hanau b: 1335
    Mother: Princess Elisabeth of Wertheim b: 1343

    Marriage 1 Princess Katharina of Nassau-Beilstein b: 1370

    Children

    1. Has No Children Count August of Hanau b: 1399
    2. Has No Children Princess Katharina of Hanau b: 21 JAN 1407/08
    3. Has No Children Princess Anna of Hanau b: 15 JUN 1409
    4. Has No Children Princess Margareta of Hanau b: 1411
    5. Has Children Count Reinhard III of Hanau-Münzenberg b: 22 APR 1412
    6. Has Children Princess Elisabeth of Hanau b: 1416
    7. Has Children Count Philipp I of Hanau-Babenhausen b: 8 MAY 1417
  •  

  • Name: Count Philipp I of Hanau-Babenhausen
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 8 MAY 1417
  • Death: 10 MAY 1480 in Langweiler

     
     


    Father: Count Reinhard II of Hanau b: 1370
    Mother: Princess Katharina of Nassau-Beilstein b: 1370


     
  •  

    1462 Wedding

     

  • Name: Count Philipp II of Hanau-Babenhausen
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 31 MAY 1462
  • Death: 22 AUG 1505

     
     


    Father: Count Philipp I of Hanau-Babenhausen b: 8 MAY 1417
    Mother: Princess Anna of Lichtenberg b: 25 OCT 1442

     

     

      Johann Reinhard III,

    Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg


     

  • Philipp II, Graf von Hanau-Lichtenberg, Herr zu Babenhausen, Buchweiler, & Neuweiler1,2

    After the death of his father raised his younger brother Louis claims to the rule. The primogeniture was indeed in the Hanauer family statutes since the 14th Anchored century, the general law of succession , but spoke for a country subdivision. Through the mediation of Count Philipp I of Hanau-Münzenberg it came within a short time reached a settlement and Louis renounced his claim. Shortly thereafter, he went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and died here in 1484 on the return journey.

    Philip II ruled at first in close imitation of the Palatinate , the lord of parts of the county of Hanau-Lichtenberg was. Philip II supported Elector Philip of the Palatinate, at the siege of the castle Hohengeroldseck .

    Cooperation, but also was armed with the intermarried home Zweibrücken-Bitsch , since a significant portion of the rule Lichtenberg was at first ruled jointly. It was not until 1487 there was a confrontation between two of the Lichtenberger heritage. Together went Count Philipp II and Count Simon IV alarm of Zweibrücken-Bitsch against themistress of her late father, Jakob Lichtenberg , Bärbel of Ottensheim ago: After the death of Jacob von Lichtenberg 1480 she was accused of witchcraft in the town ofHagenau incarcerated. The two used to the city council for a death sentence . Presumably it was to go to the fortune of the Barbel Ottensheim. Another possibility is that the tense situation in order in advance of the peasants' war should be brought a "scapegoat" to the subjects, as the mistress had had far-reaching influence on the government and was said to be hated by the people. Before it came to a verdict, Bärbel died in prison - the cause remained unclear.

    With Kurmainz there was a lengthy discussion regarding the Mainz fief, which was finally settled to the effect that Philip II, the city Klingenberg ceded to Mainz, but half ofBrumath received as a fief.

    He participated in various diets, the main point of the danger of a Turkish invasion in Central Europe.

    In Landshut war of succession between 1503-1505 of the Palatinate and Bavaria remained neutral Philip, but his son and designated successor, Philip III. of Hanau-Lichtenberg, who was involved on the part of the Palatinate. Landgraf Wilhelm of Hesse by the German king Maximilian I. with the execution of the imperial ban against thebreakers of the peace commissioned classified Palatinate and its allies. The rural area of the Office Babenhausen was already destroyed, before it succeeded Philip II, with the help of Maximilian I, and the fact that Babenhausen as a Bohemian fief belonged to the Habsburgs indirectly, halting the campaign against their own possessions. The fact that his son was fighting on the "wrong" side expecting him not to Maximilian. Philip Babenhausen residence was spared so at least. She received in 1503 by Maximilian I. the privilege to be allowed to hold an annual fair - the Nicholas Market.

     

    M, b. 31 May 1462, d. 22 August 1504
    Drawing by Karl Gruber of the grave monument of Count Philip Louis I of Hanau-Münzenberg, that was destroyed during World War II
    Spouse(s) Countess Magdalena of Waldeck
    Noble family House of Hanau
    Father Philip III, Count of Hanau-Münzenberg
    Mother Countess Palatine Helena of Simmern
    Born 21 November 1533
    Died 4 February 1580 (aged 46)
    Burial St. Mary's Church in Hanau

     

    All the way back to the 14th century

    Den ganzen Weg zurück bis ins 14. Jahrhundert
     
    Egész úton vissza a 14. században

    Some of the clothing they wore

    Einige der Kleidung trugen sie

    Néhány ruhát hordtak

    They were mostly cardinals and there was a bishop  around 1411 in the Austrian-Hungarian Empire.

     

    1573 Jorge  Christoph (pronouced christoff)   Platl

    Christopher Platl. Jaime Reis. Juan Rial. David Ringrose. Felipe Ruiz Martín ...... Parece que, de 1562 a 1573, Torregrosa no estuvo ocupado al servicio

    There is some reference that one of the Princes of Hanabau married A PRINCE Phillip of Spain   in 1573 to 1574

    But I loose the trail after that.  When I  went to Spain in 2011, I  could not pick up the trail  so she she marry him or not, it is not clear.  And If anyone has information about this, please email me at

    iam@LesTheHandyman.com

    Below are some period coins of the time.

     

     
    1645

     

     
     
     

    1641 1642 1643 1644 1645 1646 1647 1648 1649 1650

    Contents:

    political events
    human rights, social justice
    commerce
    literature
    art

     

    political events that occurred in ENGLAND around the same time in History as our family was  around in Europe.  OUR FAMILY WAS NOT IN ENGLAND AND DID NOT MARRY INTO ENGLISH ROYALTY SO AS FAR AS I KNOW.

    William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, is beheaded at London January 10 at age 71, having been tried by the House of Commons and found guilty of high treason. Puritan William Prynne has led the attack against the diminutive and small-minded prelate, who has been held prisoner in the Tower of London since 1641.

    James Graham, marquis of Montrose, takes the marquis of Argyll by surprise at Inverlochy north of Fort William February 2 and routs his 3,000-man army (see 1644). Montrose has only 1,500 men, but they leave about 1,700 enemy killed or wounded and proceed to lay waste Moray and Aberdeenshire, elude an army led by William Bailie of Letham at Brechin, capture and pillage Dundee, escape into the Grampian hills, defeat one of Bailie's lieutenants at Auldearn near Nairn, and rout Bailie himself at Altford.

    Sir Thomas Fairfax, now 33, is appointed commander in chief of a New Model Army in February and works to organize and train an effective fighting force as England's Civil War continues. Oliver Cromwell has taken steps to create a Parliamentary army whose commanding officers owe their appointments to abillty rather than social standing, he has outfitted them with red uniforms (red is the cheapest dye available), and by spring these first "redcoats" have polished their skills in weapon handling.

    A Self-Denying Ordinance passed by the House of Lords in April discharges members of Parliament from any obligation to hold civil or military commands. William Fiennes, 1st viscount Saye and Sele, has been chiefly responsible for the measure's passage. Charles I sends his son and namesake to the west country, whence the youth escapes to France and rejoins his mother.

    Parliamentary army lieutenant colonel John Lilburne resigns his commission in April rather than subscribe to the Solemn League and Covenant with Scotland, which commits Parliament to reform the Church of England along Presbyterian lines (see religion, 1640). Commissioned a captain in Cromwell's army when hostilities began 3 years ago, Lilburne was taken prisoner at Brentford in November 1642, nearly tried for treason, but exchanged for a Royalist prisoner. He criticizes Parliament and its army for not supporting the radical demands of the Leveller movement—transfer of sovereignty to the House of Commons, suffrage for all men whether or not they own property, complete equality before the law, decentralization of government to local communities, a redistribution of parliamentary seats, annual or biennial parliamentary sessions to give ordinary citizens representation, an end to conscription and impressment, reopening of enclosed land, and the like. Arrested and sent once again to prison, Lilburne will remain under confinement with few interruptions until August 1647 (see 1647).

    Prince Rupert captures Leicester in May, but the Battle of Naseby in Northamptonshire June 14 ends in a decisive defeat of Charles I's English Cavaliers at the hands of Oliver Cromwell's Roundheads in a triumph for the English middle class and merchants, who are supported by many of the country's great noblemen in the continuing Civil War. Prince Rupert's 4,000 infantrymen and 5,000 cavalry are outnumbered by the Parliamentarians, whose New Model Army consists of 7,000 infantry and 6,000 cavalry. Some 6,000 of Charles's men are killed, wounded, or taken prisoner; the Roundheads suffer fewer than 1,000 casualties and capture all 13 Cavalier guns.

    Sir Thomas Fairfax marches his New Model Army to the southwest and defeats the only remaining Royalist army in July at Langport, Somerset.

    The marquis of Montrose marches south in July with 2,000 men, having augmented his numbers. Bailie and the marquis of Argyll follow but are defeated at Kilsyth August 15 and suffer terrible losses (their entire 6,000-man force is killed, wounded, or captured). Montrose's clansmen slip away home with their booty, however, and when Montrose enters the border country with 500 cavalry and 1,000 infantry he is taken by surprise in a dawn attack at Philiphaugh, near Selkirk, September 13 by 6,000 Covenanter troops, mostly cavalry, under the command of General David Leslie, 44, who cut Montrose's Royalist army to pieces (see 1646).

    Prince Rupert surrenders Bristol to the Parliamentarians in September and is dismissed from his command.

    Europe's Thirty Years' War nears its end. Swedish soldiers Lennart Torstensson, 42, and Count Hans Christoph Königsmark repulse an imperial army under General Matthias Gallas, now 61, in January and block efforts by the army to relieve the hard-pressed Danes. They pursue the enemy into Germany, and virtually annihilate Gallas's army at Magdeburg. Torstensson gains a victory over the imperialists at Jankau in Bohemia in March, conquers Moravia with support from the Transylvanian prince George Rákoczi, and advances on Vienna. Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, vicomte de Turenne, 33, is defeated in Franconia but raises a French and Hessian army that invades Bavaria and defeats the Bavarians in the (second) Battle of Nördlingen (Allerheim) August 3. Commanded by the duc d'Enghien, now 24, the French and Hessians have 6,000 infantry, 11,000 cavalry, and 11 guns; the Imperialist/Bavarian army commanded by Field Marshal Baron Franz von Mercy has 5,000 infantry, 9,000 cavalry, and 23 guns; the duc d'Enghien prevails, but he loses 4,000 killed and wounded. Von Mercy is killed, 5,000 of his men are killed or wounded, and 15 of his guns are captured. Plague breaks out in the Swedish army of Count Torstensson as he lays siege to Brunn and he returns to Bohemia.

    The Russian czar Mikhail I Romanov dies at Moscow July 12 at age 49, having founded the dynasty that will continue until 1917; he is succeeded by his son, 16, who will reign until 1676 as Aleksei Mikhailovich.

    Czech Nationalism and Nationhood

    The 19th cent. brought a rebirth of Czech nationalism. Under the leadership of Palacký a Slavic congress assembled at Prague in the Revolution of 1848, but by 1849, although the Czech peasantry had been emancipated, absolute Austrian domination had been forcibly restored. The establishment (1867) of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy thoroughly disappointed the Czech aspirations for wide political autonomy within a federalized Austria. Instead, the Czech lands were relegated to a mere province of the empire. Concessions were made (1879) by the Austrian minister Taaffe; Czechs entered the imperial bureaucracy and parliament at Vienna. However, many Czechs continued to advocate complete separation from the Hapsburg empire.

    Full independence was reached only at the end of World War I under the guidance of T. G. Masaryk. In 1918, Bohemia became the core of the new state of Czechoslovakia. After the Munich Pact of 1938, Czechoslovakia was stripped of the so-called Sudeten area, which was annexed to Germany. In 1939, Bohemia was invaded by German troops and proclaimed part of the German protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.

    After World War II the pre-1938 boundaries were restored, and most of the German-speaking population was expelled. In 1948, Bohemia's status as a province was abolished, and it was divided into nine administrative regions. The administrative reorganization of 1960 redivided it into five regions and the city of Prague. In 1969, Bohemia, along with Moravia and Czech Silesia, was incorporated into the Czech Socialist Republic, renamed the Czech Republic in 1990. The Czech Republic became an independent state when Czechoslovakia was dissolved on Jan. 1, 1993

                                                          

                Achim Platl

     2011

     

    1637

    1646 Hans Platl Von Lichtenberg

    was the Archbishop of the Brunn (New Spelling Bruno)

    We are directly related to him though the Platl Family which is our family.

    Thank God our name wasn't Smith or Schmitt.

     

     

    FriendsFirst.ca you will find lower down

    welcome to my world

    You need to know the person you are interested in

    Where he came from

    What he really is.

    You don't really know  much  and if you want to cling onto someone because you have a few common interests that is ok. But the truth is it would be better to know a lot about each other and then if there is chemistry

    Below is a pictures of my fathers family in the Old country. The Family has been the family of over 600 years.  Our lineage can be traced back to the Crusades.

    If you are here because you are learning about who I am am, then please provide be with some information about you. Where you came from, where you think you are going because all of that is quite interesting to me.  As you go through  this site you will see many interesting things, as I am writing a book about my family from the time they were hiding Jews during WWII and save some 700 families from the axe to You know the movie Schindlers list my Grand fathers List was 20 times longer as he owned  factories and vineyards and all kinds of things. He had people sitting around making up professions and then convincing the Germans not to take them away.     Loosing all their wealth  after the war. Coming to Canada with nothing and starting again.  By the time my grand father came to Canada after loosing every thing twice, Once to the Germans and then again to the Russians, He came he at 66 at $5.00 in his pocket. And when he died at 88, he was a multi-millionaire all over again.  *"Making millions is easy, holding on to them is quite another" * And the rest,  as we say is History.  

    1411

    1860

     

     

    1904

    In 1688 Platl  Came to Hungary and there was no such letter will 2 dots above the "a" so they changed the name to Pletl  for the new Hungarian Country

    Pletl Married Rak

    Later Rak married Bubik    1905 I think?

    We are working on this  now

    1918

     

      1717 Married into the Bubik 

    (it is an amazing Library of facts which my aunt runs for the family)

    it is kind o cool to see your family coat or carved carved into stone in some churches in Europe

    1926

     

    More pictures to tell me about dad

    My grandparents, my dad and  my other aunts and uncle

    My Grand Parents Vineyard below

    After loosing everything twice.  Once to The Germans during the  2nd WW  and then again to the Russians.  My grandfather came to Canada A broken man with $5.00 in his pocket  at 65 and when he died at 80, he was a multi-millionaire all over again.  Amazing  And a very hard working and industrious family.

     

     

    My mom in 1940

    second from the left and bottom row

    My dad was already interested and during the war when the Germans were taking them away.  My Grandfathers family  The Bubiks  helped my moms family and his them in one of their  houses.  Then another family  showed up and then another and another until , they were hiding them in barns and other properties   My Grand Father saved 760  people from the chopping block  and  Schindlers list was nothing compared to  my Grandfathers list.  I was told that they sat around for hours making  up titles for jobs.  You see the Germans gave free laborers to the Factory owners t make their bullets and tanks.  My grand father  had a few of them   so he was able to same many and because he owned farms and vineyards.  He was able  to feed everyone of them.  I was told when My grand father came to Canada he was a broken man with 5.00 in in pocket at 65  and when he died at 88, he was a multi millionaire again.  Simply  amazing.

     

    My Grand fathers  brother was the Director of the Berlin Opera house during the second world war and was also involved with the smuggling  of those , who were involved in Hitler's ASSASSINATION attempt. out of the Country.  Bringing them to Argentina.  Why Argentina, I am not sure but  His Name was Arpad  Bubik   and  He was also the director  of a theater in Argentina but it  was never as successful as it  was for him in Berlin.  He was a Hungarian Patriot when Hungary was free.

     

    One of My Uncles was the find guide.  He took 42 Jews across the Hungarian/Austrian border.   He only talked about the war when he dot really drunk  like at weddings. I always listened to the stories.  He told me  that it would have been better if he stepped on a mine and when I asked why?  He said because  He did not know where the mines where.  WOW . 

    When I was a kid some Hebrew foundation called my house, I was living at 421 Roselawn Avenue in those days.  416 481-4344 and wanted to give an award to my fathers family  for there efforts in the war helping Jews and getting them to safe places

     

    I accepted the award  and told my dad who was furious. And told me he is not interested in any award.  Later I found out why.  Myfather eventually told me he  does nt want to relive any of it.  My Grand father hid the Jew under  the noses of the Germans. In plain site.

    My family did some pretty dangerous things like take the bombs out of planes that were shot down, they were stripped down and sent to the "underground " to be used against the Germans.  WOW  my dad was nuts.  In those days where were no cell phones when when you went from one place to another  with a gas ration on, they walked and tool their  bicycles.  My one uncle  Imre Bubik. was caught by the Germans and torched so much he went crazy, but he never gave the locations f the save  houses.  He remained crazy till the end of his life, just a few short years ago My mother is also gone

    My Family paid a very heavy price for what they did to help the Jews and it never would have started  if my dad hadn't met my mom.

    This is where the mistake occurred. Because Gas was being rationed , no one had gas for  their vehicles But the Bubik family always had gas. Even towards the end of the war, even the Germans has to ration their gas, because there was not enough to go around,  But  by this time  The Bubik had lots because my dad was pumping the gas out of the planes  that crashed on their lands.  The Germans weren't stupid, they just followed  the trail and eventually busted them all.

    Hiding a Jew was worse than being one, in those days  and I never met my grand mothers and tons of relatives because many were rounded up and shot and they were the lucky ones.  The rest were sent to processing  and labour camps.  My dad was able to escape capture only to be captured by the Russians at the end of the war.  WOW ..  he and my dad found an old spoon and   and the ground was frozen  but they both managed to escape by using the spoor to dig under the fence. If  the Russians has dogs,  they would not have been able  to escape.    My Dad, almost starving to get back to  his land only to find that the Russians were occupying it. 

     

    My Grand Father lost every thing to the Germans and then the Germans where blowing  things up on their retreat including my Grandfathers factories.   The my fathers family went into the factories to salvage what they could  and were hiding machinery in barns and other places because the Russians were  taking the machines away.  What a story  but all true. 

     

     

    Bubik Arpad - 1944 was responsible for getting Germans, involved in the assasination attempt on Hitler, to get them out odf the Country, smuggeling them out of the Country and taking them to Argentina.

    " Dohnányi’s misery", he learned that his son Matthew, who had become a Captain in the Hungarian Army, had died in a Russian concentration camp. Just a few months later, Dohnányi learned that his other son, Hans (father of the famous conductor Christoph von Dohnányi), had been executed by the Nazis for his involvement in Hungary’s 20 July 1944 assassination plot against Hitler. Dohnányi, fearing for his own life, accepted an offer from Árpád Bubik, who had once been his secretary, to escape Europe and move to Buenos Aires, Argentina. "

    Magyar színháztörténet: 1920-1949

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Because everyone lost touch with everyone else after the ware many thought the others has perished.  And that is why my dad did not want to accept the award.  But I will go to Israel to accept it  because  the woman my dad has the "hots" for  and who they got out of the country. One of them was my mother to be.  Her name was Veronica, but everyone called her Vera. 

    She met my dad in Paris after the war and then went to Brazil together where they  met My moms sister.  Edith.  Edith married , John Gati (a holocaust survivor)  in New York. He was A film animator and she was  a head designer  for Givenchy.  When I was a kid I met Mr. Givenchy a fes times Mr. Gucci and all the famous designers, most of whom  where Jewish.   Both are gone not and  They have been survived my their two sons Paul and William   or Bill. 

    Paul Was a great violinist  and William was a great Pianist. I remember as a kid when they both were in Julliard and   has sold out concerts at Carnegie Hall, there in New York.

    There is more  but  I am still filling in the pieces.  You see...no one wants t talk about the war.  Especially those who gave great sacrifices to it.

     

     

     

    my dad was never really in the war.

    My dad had a few Motorcycles.  They were one of his hobbies

     

    My fathers glider when he was 18 - I had no idea they had such modern things in those days.  I mean look at that thing.  That picture was taken  almost 60 years ago

     

    My dad  also had a truck and He and his bother would take the plane apart, put it in the truck, drive it to the top  of some really big hill or mountain  on their property, reassemble it, and launch it off some cliff.  OR---------    THEY COULD PULL THE PLANE BEHIND THE TRUCK a with a very long  cable AND LAUNCH IT INTO THE AIR.

     

     When I was a kid he used to take me gliding. Just outside of Toronto  I eventually  got my  STUDENT license.  iN  THAT CASE i WAS PULLED INTO THE AIR BY ANOTHER PLANE.  IT WAS COOL BUT IT WAS NOT MY THING.

     

    Pictures of my dad in the old days,  before he met my mom

     

     

     

    My fathers hunting hawk

     

      I don't understand the attraction, of a Hunting Hawk,  personally.

    But they didn't have internet in those days.  They had to fill of those days with other things.

    My dad having a rest.

     

     

    A machine my dad designed  which was part of a conveyer system for my grand fathers factory.

     

     

     

    Here was a picture of him when he realized he would have to leave it all behind. In the old country.

    Just after the war.  They met in Paris  and my moms sister was already making her own clothes

    This was the first Family they hid from the Germans During WWII.  

    In those days there were  Edith on the left and  Vera (Short for Veronica on the right)

    My mom with an old boyfriend

     

    Here with another one. She was a model  for Vogue in those days  and she was being perused by  many

     

    My dad was a popular guy with the Ladies too  below

     

     

     

     

    This house in the country - one of the weekend homes

    Was this where the glider was DAD?  The House staff were standing out in front.

     

     

    Below a picture of my mother before I was born

    in St. Paulo in Brazil.

    She died  in  Oct. 12  2005   I will always miss her.

    my mom  I don't know how old she was here

     

     

     

     

     

    Then I was born in December 17 1957.

    And then

    My life started

     

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    Les wants to become Less 2007-2008

     

    2008

    You see, we live in a very inefficient world. We've been doing this for the last few hundred years. And though there has been a lot of improvement in technology, Bristol very backwards. Canada is the worst. But it doesn't have to be this way.

     

    People heat and cool their whole house even though they're not in the rooms that are being heated or cooled. Why? It is a complete waste.

     

    There are systems out there that you can buy that automatically adjust to the flus and defense in your house, so that it only heats and cools the areas of the house picture in. But most people can't afford a system like that. A cheap $65,000

     

    Of the most important thing, it to have a good temperature where you're working, and when you're sleeping, or doing other things.

    So I designed a bed, because we spend about a third of our lives in it, to help me do most of the things that I would normally do when I am there.

    Including heating and cooling the area around it.

     

    This problem number one.  Then what about all the things you do in bed.  while there are the obvious things like sleeping or having sex,  and when some people eat in their beds, or work in their beds, sometimes they just sit on top of their beds and watch TV.

      What are things that you normally have beside your bed, light clock radio etc. etc..

    But they all pick up clutter on either side of your bed and take up more room.  But it doesn't have to be that way either.  I look at everything in life and see all the improvements I could make to it.  And that's good enough for me.  I have no intention of selling them more mass-producing them.  Unless someone wants to hire me to work in their company to create such things at the very next to do so.   but no one ever has.  so I plug away myself. 

     

    Every time you want to watch a movie,  usually have to get up from your bedgo find a movie, put it into your VCR or CD player, lay back in bed find the remotes.

     

    And I just think about this for a second.  How much time do you actually spend doing does each and every time.   can take Madame multiplied Other times you do it a year.   And you'll quickly realize, that you've just wasted perhaps 20 hours worth of time.   in some cases more than that.  now that's three days.  Three working days. Or three days on vacation. 

     

    When you're in your car, you have to go into your backseat to get the CDs?

    do after going to the trunk start your car which to be also on your bed.

    in my case movies are dispensed with automatically from a CD carousel.   all I do is type in the movie I wanted, either by title, or anything,  initials Miss lectured of movies in that group.   all I do is click on the one I want, and it spits out a, and that's the one I put in a CD reader which is right beside my bed, so that I don't have to get up.    In fact my movies or the boxes that hold the movies don't have to be anywhere near my bed, or anywhere near my living room.  Everything is in carousels.  And every time my friends come over, because it's so technologically advanced. 

     

    Cool eh?

     

     

     

    Toronto  2008

     

    Summer 2008

    with Les and Les and Kato

    Hungarian folk Art

     

     

    Not all men are the same

      

    My Name is Les and I used to Live in Toronto

    This is not a business.  It is just my personal web page.