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Permalink 04:44:02 pm, by sue Email , 200 words   English (CA)
Categories: The Parents

My Mother And Grandmother

This week's prompt for HOT day is Mother. In honour of this, and the upcoming Mother's Day I thought I would share a vintage photo of my Mom, with her sister, and their Mother, my Oma.

Ida Kutasevich nee: Schmidtke with her two daughters Galina age 5 and Antonia age 3. Circa 1937; Romanovka Ukraine.

My Mother, Antonia is pictured on the left. Soon after this photo was taken my Grandfather was arrested by the NKVD (Stalin's death squad) imprisoned, tortured, and executed. My Oma raised her children alone in a refugee camp, a very harsh, and brutal life, and she is one of the most heroic women I've ever met. She died here in Toronto, Canada aged 92 in 2004.

My Mother is a very spry, and lively 73, and one of the kindest most generous women I have ever met. In spite of her very humble upbringing she has always made the best out of whatever stress, or problem life has tossed her way, and is an inspiration.

I have been blessed by having two very strong females in my life.

Happy H.O.T. day and thanks so much for stopping by :)


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