Whose faded memory?

Those not able to stand here in person remembered it as clearly as I do now. I remember their memories, too. This is a street in Tallinn, Estonia. My extended family still lives there. Most Estonians were enslaved as serfs under the Germans, Swedes and finally the Russians from the 13th century until they wereContinue reading “Whose faded memory?”

Embroidering in Gdansk

I wanted to buy one, but he didn’t seem to be selling. This intriguing young man kept his head down and eyes on his work. An idyllic little city, Gdansk is over 1000 years old and like most of the cities and small states along the Baltic, it’s suffered endless invasions from the Germans andContinue reading “Embroidering in Gdansk”