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Wedding Gift for Polish Father of the Groom

11 Sep 2010 #1

My future father in law was born and raised in America to Polish immigrants. He grew up speaking Polish at home, but hasn't used it since his youth. For our wedding, I wanted to give him a handkerchief embroidered with something in Polish. I have found the Hail Mary and the Lord's Prayer, but those are a bit long for this project. I'm looking for a short saying or proverb in Polish that would be appropriate for a wedding day. As I don't speak Polish myself, a translation would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much for your help!
polishmeknob 5 | 154
11 Sep 2010 #2
Kto pije, ten żyje.

He who drinks, lives. (The one who drinks, lives.)
Seanus 15 | 19,674
16 Jul 2011 #3
Vodka is a good gift :)
JonnyM 11 | 2,615
16 Jul 2011 #4
Personally I wouldn't. Maybe the embroidery is a better idea. Maybe (if it isn't too long) with the Bogurodzica, a prayer and the oldest text in Polish:

Bogurodzica dziewica, Bogiem sławiena Maryja,
U twego syna Gospodzina Matko zwolena, Maryja!
Zyszczy nam, spuści nam.
Kyrie elison!

Or if it is too long, Jan Pawel 2's motto: Totus Tuus.

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