Such was the pace of life
Emil Bartoš was born on 5th September, 1938 in a village of Končenice in today´s Croatia. He comes from a Czech family; most villagers were Czech. For six years he went to local Czech school and then began working at their home farm, which he later took over from his parents. In 1958 - 1960 was in the army in Varaždin and Postojna in Slovenia. After returning home, he married Zdenka Husáková from Končenice. He remembers their wedding was the last in the village, where all wedding guests were driven in horse carriages. They spent their life together farming in the native village. They know habits and traditions kept in Končenice, they describe for example how carnival was celebrated. They are members of the local Czech association and always liked dancing and singing during festivities. They know many songs. They say they always claimed being Czech, but never got back to Bohemia.