From the 2006 Reunion List:

Selected Rants, Poetry and Prose of Hardy Breier

Part 3

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From: "HARDY BREIER" <HARDY3@...>
Date: Mon Mar 13, 2006  12:34 am
Subject: OPERATION REUNION
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OPERATION:REUNION

The operation is planned as a three- pronged assault:
1. From the North: The Czernowitzer 3-rd
                                   Armoured division(Abe's Lions)
                                      CO : Brigadier General
                                 Abraham (Dirty Abe) Rabinowitz
                                     Jump off : 1200 H  Lwiw
2. From the East  :  The 2-nd Sadagora Airborne
                                  ( Red Foxes) Battalion.
                                   CO :   Colonel Alexander (Red Alek) Bruck
                                           Jump off:  1600 H   Kiew  .
3. From the South:   The 103 Bojan Marine Regiment
                                     ( Prut Forders).
                                       CO :  General Martin(Scarface) Segal.
                                         Jump off:  0800 H   Suceava.

Operation codename:  REUNION-O-SIX
       Headquarters :  Cheremosh Hotel 5-th floor.
                           CO: General  Michael (Indiana Jones) Taylor.
                                           ( in undercover - appearing as
                                              Mimi - tour organizer)

To follow:
                  1. en route
                   2. did they make it?
                    3. meeting in the Ringplatz

           curious?

                 e- mail me if you  want to know

HARDY
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From: "HARDY BREIER" <HARDY3@...>
Date: Thu Mar 9, 2006  9:00 pm
Subject: My meeting with Josef.doc
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My meeting with Josef.

  I know Josef Bursuk from school.
  I haven't seen him since.
   It is exactly 60 years now.
   Alex met him some time ago and told him about me.
  Josef remembered me.
   Now I am going to meet him.
   The meeting is set in the Chermosh lobby at eight.
    The committee is there with flowers.
    A camera crew is on standby with all the necessary  shebang.
    All the group members are there in the background.
     Will I know him? What has time done to the slender
     14 year old boy I left ?
       Maybe his eyes  , he had lively black eyes (or were
      they brown?).
Will he know me?  No chance.  I can hardly recognize myself.
    My hair was bushy and down on my forehead.
      Now - where is the forehead and where is the hair..

    Anticipation.
      There is some commotion at the entrance.
        The crowd is hushed down.
            The door opens.
                 In comes Josef Bursuk.
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From: "HARDY BREIER" <HARDY3@...>
Date: Sun Apr 9, 2006  6:04 am
Subject: KOMM MIT.doc
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KOMM MIT.

KOMM ICH ZEIG DIR CZERNOWITZ
WIE ICH'S NUR ZEIGEN KANN
VOM MEHLPLATZ BIS ZUR HABSBURGSHOEH'
VOM RINGPLATZ BIS ZUM HAMM.

VOM AUSTRIAPLATZ  ZUR HERRENGASS'
VOM WEINBERG BIS ZUM PRUT,
VOM SCHILLERPARK ZUR RESIDENZ,
KOMM MIT ,ICH KENN SIE GUT,

KOMM ICH ZEIG DIR CZERNOWITZ
  DAS DU DIR NIE GEDACHT,
  VOM SPRINGBRUNNEN ZUM PFERDEMARKT,
  DORT AM  KLOKUTSCHKABACH.

   JUDISCHE PFERDEHANDLER JE GESEHN?
   SIE  WALTEN AUF DEN RASEN ,
    DER PFERDEMIST  RIECHT UEBEL,
      KEIN PLATZ FUR FEINE NASEN,

    SIE TRINKEN VODKA VON DER FLASCH',
     AUF JIDDISCH HORT MAN  FLUCHEN,
      KOMM ,LASS UNS WEITER ZIEHN,
        WASS HAST DU DORT ZU SUCHEN?

  KOMM MIT IN DER VERRUCHTER GASS,
   WO LIEBE WIRD VERFEILT,
      WAS , GIBTS AUCH JUDINEN DABEI?
          DA STAUNT  DER  KAUZ UND EILT.

       AM AUSTRIAPLATZ  GIBTS HEUTE MARKT,
         GEMUESE UND GEFLUEGEL,
           DIE ERNTE WAR  HEUER GUT,
                WER GANWET DER  KRIEGT PRUEGEL !

      IN MANASTERISKA  LEBT DER LIPOWAN,
     DER MIT DEM LANGEN BART ,
       ER BETET SEINEN GOTT DORT AN
       GEWISS , AUF SEINER ART.

       DIE SCHWABBEN DIE VON ROSCH ,
       DIE SIND SCHON LANGE WEG
         DAS DORF DAGEGEN BLIEB SO SCHOEN,
           ALS WAR'S IN WURTTEMBERG,

         IM MEHLPLATZ BEI DEM ALTEN MARKT,
             DORT HANDELT MAN MIT SCHMATTES,
                 DIE HEMDEN SIND WIE FUNKELNEU,
                    DOCH HABEN ALTE LATTES.

             WILLST DU DASS SEHN , MEIN FREUND,
                       SO SCHREIBE DICH NUR EIN ,
                        ZU DER GANOWE - SCHMATTE TOUR ,
                              BEI DEM MUSIKVEREIN ...
HARDY
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From: "HARDY BREIER" <HARDY3@...>
Date: Mon Feb 27, 2006  10:52 pm
Subject: ONLY IN CZERNOWITZ
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HI, FOLKS,
  
I WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT CZERNOWITZ THE MECCA OF
CULTURE OF EAST EUROPE.
 
IN MY TIMES MUSIC WAS IN THE AIR AND POETRY ON EVERY
SIDEWALK.
   
WALKING THE STREETS YOU COULD BUMP INTO MOZART
OR BEETHOVEN NOT TO SPEAK OF SCHILLER AND HEINE
WHO WERE REGULARS.
   
WHEN I WAS 5 YEARS OLD, MY AUNT SABINE , GOD REST HER SOUL,
DECIDED THAT THE BOY MUST BE IMBIBED WITH SOME CULTURE
AND MADE ME LEARN SCHILLER'S "BUERGSCHAFT" BY HEART .
THEN SHE USED TO MAKE ME PERFORM AT BIRTHDAYS AND
PARTIES .
    
THEY PUT ON A CHAIR AND I WOULD RATTLE AWAY:
" ZU DIONYS, DEM TYRANNEN..."  IT WAS A LONG POEM AND
BEFORE I COULD MUSTER ALL THE HEROIC IMPLICATIONN WHICH
I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND I WOULD USUALLY WET MY PANTS.
THESE WERE SHORT WHITE PANTS I WORE ON CEREMONIAL
OCCASIONS AND FOR PEEING IN THEM I WAS USUALLY
PUNISHED.
  
THIS IS THE PRICE A PERFORMING ARTIST MUST PAY.
 NOW I WANT TO GIVE YOU A SAMPLE OF CZERNOWITZER POETRY
AT ITS BEST IN THE FOLLOWING TWO-LINER.
   
PLEASE NOTE THE DEPTH OF THOUGHT AND THE TRAGIC SITUATION:

" IN DER KAMMER EINER CHONTE,
SASS EIN CHAMER DER NICHT KONNTE."

WHAT DO SAY TO THIS?
     
ONLY IN CZERNOWITZ
HARDY
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From: "HARDY BREIER" <HARDY3@...>
Date: Mon Mar 13, 2006  9:14 pm
Subject: OPERATION REUNION 2.doc
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OPERATION: REUNION, NORTH:

Moshe Perlman is quartermaster with the 3-rd armored
and comes from Haifa.
    
He is fluent in ukrainean and good in solving problems.
He keeps with him an executive case with 1000 twenty dollar bills.
20.000 United States dollars - in cash, for emergencies.
  
He has a slogan: If you can't buy it with money- try more money..
As they drive through a village Moshe ponders, if with the cash
he carries,he  could buy the place .

It is now time for refueling but the programmed filling station
fails to show up.
   
Moshe stops in the next village  and asks the villagers for gas.
After some time they produce a barrel and request 10 dollars
per litre.
 
Moshe is not impressed but asks for a test.
He takes a coke bottle and requests a sample.
  
The sample shows that the gas contains some 50 percent
of water.  The Lada cars they were using,could take any kind
of fuel: diesel , kerosene , jet fuel , 65 octane , even 10%
water would do no harm -  but this was too much.
 
Moshe says :" Niet " and more barrels appear.
Finally Moshe is satisfied and they fill up using a hand pump.
  
The price , after fierce haggling is 2 $ a litre.

A wilde metzieh.
      
They have now passed Kolomiya.  One more hour to ground zero.
  
Leizer Moscovici from Staten Island drives the scout jeep.  He is 80 and religious.
He carries with him the twilen he got 67 years ago ina small shil in the Pizzeligasse.
     
In front of them the Carpathian mountains appear. As they drive on, the crests get
closer and details become clearer . Another curve to the left and the Prut valley
opens up and then - there she is !  On the hill on the horizon, there she is.
in all her splendor.
  
On the right end, the spires of the Residenz glitter in the light of the setting sun.
Leizer pulls over , stops the jeep , gets out and says:" Shechiyanu" .
   
Then he gets back to the jeep , jumps in , starts the engine, puts into first and lets the
clutch in. The old Lada sputters , belches yellow smoke and rattles off.
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From: "HARDY BREIER" <HARDY3@...>
Date: Mon Apr 10, 2006  10:24 pm
Subject: THE PARTY
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THE PARTY.

  OY, IS DUS A PARTY ,

    THE ORCHESTRE IS PLAYING,
      AND THE VODKA IS FLOWING,
            THE "BOYS " ARE REALLY SWAYING,
                AND  THE "GIRLS" ARE GLOWING

         YANKEL FROM KFAR SABA
              HE DOES THE LATEST ROCK
                  AND MIMI FROM  INDIANA
                          DOES SOLO KAZATCHOK,

                 THE FIDDLER IS A GIPSY,
                     THE  SINGER FROM LIPCANI,
                         THE FELLOW PLAYING CONTRABASS,
                              HE COMES FROM KAZACHSTAN.

            OY , HOW THEY PLAY  THE DOINA,
                 THE HORA  AND THE  SAMBA
                     AND JOE  FROM  LOWER EAST SIDE,
                         HE SHOUTS: "OLE , CARRAMBA "

                    THE CLOCK SHE STRIKES ELEVEN,
                        ITS TIME TO HIT THE HAY
                          LETS WAKE UP MOISHE  BOIDEM
                                       AND LET'S CALL IT A DAY

HARDY
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