25 May 2009

Nadia 'Mum' Olijnyk

My grandmother died last week. She was a lovely woman, very funny and clever.

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I went back to Adelaide for the funeral. It was sad, but really nice at the same time. Here is my brother Pij, my dad Nick and me.

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My Auntie Kat with my dad, toasting Mum.

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Kat and D with Nadia some time ago

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Mum's cousin Lily had some good stories

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She wrote in journals a lot, with very vivid memories of her childhood growing up in Ukraine, then marrying my grandfather Peter and building a house, then the war breaking out and everything going crazy, then living in different work camps, then finally coming to Australia and building a life for her family. When she couldn't reach her journals, she wrote on anything.

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I also visited my other grandmother Jay.

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On my mother's side

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Tamara

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1 comment:

ben said...

youre brother looks so much like your dad when he was younger and you should tell him that :)