Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The Obligatory Visit
No trip to Peremyliv is complete without a stop at the cemetary.
My dear aunt Sophia. I miss her a lot. She was a wonderful person.
My great grandfather - the guy pretty much responsible for this whole mess. The reason? He and his brothers didn't like America.
Cousin Slava - the last time I was there, they hadn't finished her headstone. I stayed at her house the first time I came to the area.
Cousin Igor...Although something of a wastrel, he was a profound player in bringing the two sides of the family together. He's been dead 17 years and I still miss him.
OK, so these are some of the dearest departeds. I knew all of them, except my great-grandfather. He died in 1958. It's good to know where you come from. Of course, I'm pretty sure fate won't deliver me to this same cemetary, but you never can tell!
Posted by Igor Keller