St Nicholas Philanthropic Society of Proty, Florina Greece

THE RICHNESS OF THE
MACEDONIAN LANGUAGE.
The most beautiful words in my young years came from my Baba.Her Macedonian was spoken in a soft voice,full of love,wise with galore of prikazni(tales).We will gather all around her and listen.They were beautiful moments.
My Baba Andonitsa only spoke Macedonian.
In Australia we speak English,Macedonian,Greek and any other you care to learn.
My brother Jim Thomev speaks six.
Last Tuesday it was Jims 70th Birthday.We speak a lot of Macedonian in our get togethers.
I emailed the following Birthday Wishes.
STREKEN RODEN DEN BRATU!
DA SI ZDRAV E ZHIV!
E FRRPNA 70!
ANGELO.
Jim's reply;
ANGELO,THANKS FOR THE COMPLIMENT!
ZNAISH KAKO VELEA STARITE-
KOLKU POSTAR PRCHO TOLKU POJAK ROGO-
I ZATOA JA FRPNAV SEDUMSTACHKATA!NA MESTO DA JA TRTSNAM KO KRLETA!)
KE TI RINGAM VO MALKU VREME.
THAT MY BROTHER.