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Day One-I left out lunch

I left out lunch

Our van broke down, so we took three separate cars to the "Warm House" where a group of very warm, Jewish elderly folks had put together a luncheon with music that they both played and sang. As the accordian blared and four singers in full regalia from their days in the military belted out nationalist songs...we ate herring and beets and sardines and other weird things that were essentially-weird.

It was the celebration of Victory Day for which they were awarding their compatriates for their participation of emancipating the state of Ukraine-little orange and black striped ribbons were pinned onto us and sure enough...Shalom Alechem was being sung by all of us.

A token of this day is to give 100mL of vodka...which we received-and tried not to take advantage of, it was only lunchtime!

Posted by LeaStoneB 12:45 Archived in Ukraine Tagged volunteer

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