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last month

My grandfather emigrated from Lithuania with his mom and siblings as a young boy. His father had been exiled to Siberia for his politics and escaped to Southern Africa. He later reunited with his family in NYC. Current events brought my great grandfather to mind.

Beets in another thread brought Lithuania to mind. At some point we had a lovely Lithuanian caregiver for my grandmother. She made a fabulous borsht. Not the simple beet soup. It had meatballs potatoes cabbage etc etc… It is frigid here right now.

So sitting drinking my tea, avoiding the frigid weather and thinking about ancestors and soup.

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