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Great zmey 2009-01-08 10:51

so, where is my old comment for this one? anyway, i was waiting for babusya to come back and give me that look... just like my great grandma Anna when she was 103 back in 1976... the house she lived in was not that much different from this one. after the war, the commies had torn out the floors in her house and used them as fire-wood; but that's peanuts in the grand scheme of life. she still had her 11 grownup children...

it's a great portrait, George. my sincere compliments to you and this Polish queen!


Old 01-08-2009, 06:02 PM
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here it is:

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simply GREAT, George!!! what a gem! priceless foto, priceless note (you forgot 1905 revolution, which was BIG: but could be, that's what you meant by cossacks ["chernaja sotnja"])... she could well be my great-grandma (died right before she got to be 103... 11 children; first one - when she was 16; the last one - when she was in her 50-ies... no cane either and she managed to survive the onslaught of electricity [without it]) there and you would not need to change almost anything in the story just the design of the hut and some place names... anyway, fantastic photography, george! unfortunately, i did not know about its existence when i was passing through Bialostock in 1993. would have definitely paid her a visit.

regards and adoration,

Love bro, love and babusia :-)))

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Old 01-08-2009, 06:15 PM
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see, 6 months later and your photo still took me on a memory trip straight back to 1976... :))
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