At a BBQ with the family recently my uncle talked about his trip to Lithuania, and Mom gossiped about the relatives with Grandma. I blamed the bees for leaving early.....
Donusia said that Aushra packed Chrisha's apartment with all her things and then took off for London.
No. Chrisha said that Aushra bought a van with borrowed money and then couldn't pay anyone back so that is why she left for London.
That's what I said, weren't you listening? So Aushra left everything with Chrisha. Chrisha says that no one is nice to her except Donusia.
She deserve! She cold voman.
Aushra's daughter Agnehshka had a baby with a man that didn't want to marry her and now her life is ruined.
Oh my god Mom. How old is she?
You think she ruined her life because she had a child at 27? You've got to be kidding.
No one will marry her now.
Are you living in this decade?
Yes Aviva. We are. They are not.
You should have seen all the churches they wanted to show me. Churches and churches and churches.
I no can believe. How dis happen to my family?
They wanted to save me with their Jesus.
Very prejudice zhere. Dey all crazy goin.
I told you. I told you they went to religion. Aushra's son was going to be a priest remember?
No no that vas Andrej's son. Jonthathan. No. Christopher. I no can vemember.
Donusia told me that Aushra's son Pietchka is rude to Chrisha.
Who care about the Chrisha? She vas alvays hard woman. I calling to her vhen her husband die and later they make story about vashing machine need it. She never calling me only vhen need it vashing machine!
Eema, stop being so hard on your sister. She's not so bad! She was really nice to me and made very good soup.
I telling him not gibe dem any money!
Eema, calm down.
Did you meet Pietchka?
No I didn't. I met Donusia's daughter Maritke and her boyfriend. Nice boy. They seem like a nice couple.
I don't think her daughter is as religious. You know when they buried Marysia in a Jewish cemetary, Maritke said that she didn't care what her grandma was, she loved her anyway.
Mama. That's all she knows.
Aviva, one day we were walking, Chrisha and Donusia and me and all of a sudden they got down on the ground and started praying by an exposed pipe in concrete.
What was it?
I have no idea. They wanted me to take a picture of it because it was some kind of holy site.
Did you take a picture?
My sister! My sister! Thanks god Marysia not get like dem.
Eema, what can you do? They like the Jesus, so let them have it. It was a good experience, I learned something.
I vould goin vhen Marysia alive but now not. Not eben my bones could carry me.
I have no interest. Let them keep their sob stories.
You wanted to go before!
Yes and now forget it. You know I was contacted by the cousins in Israel don't you?
Meela and Zeeva and Nir.
Meela and Reema?
No! Meela and ZEEVA. Reema is in Australia.
I thought Kira was in Australia..........