Jim, Dr. Victoria and myself in her office at the hospital. She chastised Jim mildly that he had to come sometime for a longer visit and stay as a guest in her house.
One of the quarries we drove by on the so called 'road' from the hospital to Bohdan's families house. Couldn't take photos of the road as we simply were too busy being jostled about to be able to aim a camera!
The whole family. It took a little coaxing to get dad in a photo as he was a bit shy. They work making monuments for grave sites and are slowly fixing up their small house and building a new one also for their children with the new one being next to theirs.Very nice and cozy but most people from the USA would be amazed as the size as they might be 400 sq feet per house.
The garden area where food is grown for themselves and for preserving for the winter along with food for their cow, 2 pigs and chickens.
The table set with home made food. The two oldest daughters had prepared all of our food so that mama could stay at her job as long as possible. She said her co-workers didn't believe she would be having guests coming as "who would come way out here to see your family". Also one of the daughters in the kitchen which is in a separate building which housed the kitchen.. The one new house has a built in kitchen being added to it!
No this photo is not added to scare you even though it might :) Bohdan fell in love with my smart phone and I showed him how to go thru and look at my photos and he motioned asking if he could take photos. I think I have to edit thru about 200 of the photos he took but I wanted to add one of his to my blog in the hope that some day he will have the opportunity to see my blog and know that one of his photos is published. This one is for you Bohdan.
I would be remiss if I didn't add a photo of this wonderful lady Kristina who came along to help. Jim knows some Russian, I know even less but Kristina speaks Russian and English and was invaluable to us.. Jim is the type of person who talks to everyone and believes that there are no strangers but only people you have not gotten to know yet. If you ever meet him please shake his hand and tell him what a great man he is because it's true.
Also if you meet a Scotsman have him call you by name. He was amazed at my accent (?). Hey I'm from Wisconsin I don't have an accent!! But his Scottish brogue entranced me, especially when he called my name. Instead of Al I am: Aaaalll :)
When you have a chance. See the many places the world has to show us and meet some of the amazing people that populate it.
Slava Ukraine my friends