A visit to Stroiesti

This weekend I went to Stroiesti to visit the families there.  I also passes out hats, gloves and lollipops to all the kids.  I gave out some coats and snow pants to those who needed them (many children got coats this summer).  It was the first time I was able to go into some of the homes. Mihaela’s sister and brother came with to help with the load and to translate. 

Our first stop was the home of Bogdan and Diana.  I felt so welcomed in their cozy home.  Their mom, Olga broke her leg/knee very badly in early September and has a cast from her toes to her thigh.  But that didn’t stop her from baking bread filled with apples and chatting with us.  It was great being able to speak with her and the kids.

Olga preparing the bread with apple filing from the bed.

Olga preparing the bread with apple filing from the bed.

 

Bogdan tending the fire.

Bogdan tending the fire.

 

Next, we were led across the village by Diana to the homes of her cousin, IN THE SNOW!  On the way, we passes a funeral procession.  In the procession I saw a few of “my” kids and I waved discreetly to them.  Well, soon they were following me.  I asked who had died.  They didn’t know.  It was just something to do on Saturday and an opportunity to get some cakes and candies.  I gave them some gloves and lollipops along with some pictures from this summer. 100_2082

We next went to Ionut’s house.

The kids are sitting on the heater above the stove. Its nice and warm

The kids are sitting on the heater above the stove. Its nice and warm

 

Ionut showing off his new coat.

Ionut showing off his new coat.

We went to a couple more house.  Everyone got new hats and gloves.  When we got back to Olga’s, she had hot bread with apple filling waiting for us.  It was a great way to end the day.

Me with Diana and Bogdan.  Its so nice and warm the camera lens fogged up a bit.

Me with Diana and Bogdan. Its so nice and warm the camera lens fogged up a bit.

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One Response

  1. What great photos. They really help to visualize where you are and what you are up to. How are you doing there? Are you happy? It sounds wonderful, all that you are doing. But I was wondering what you were thinking.

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