I laugh when I see this now, but my brother used to be a pretty tough nut to crack in his death metal days. He’s a respectable med school student now (2018), haha. Next to him are two little cousins of mine. This was taken on a visit to Buhalnita, where my grandparents live.
My grandfather’s life was mostly his family and his beloved sheep. They would follow his voice anywhere. His kind, gentle nature worked well with these obedient creatures.
This was my grandmother from my mother’s side, grandma Bernaveta. She was so happy to see me for Easter. She would always cook for us and her yummy stews were the best!
Auntie Maria still lives in the house where my dear grandmother Bernaveta used to live. She carries on the traditions, runs her own little farm and plants her own crops. She is very serious in photos, but is a very lively, talkative lady in real life!