Orthodox Easter

Happy Easter! Paște fericit! April 8th was Easter Sunday for the Eastern Orthodox church. For many here, it is a more important holiday than Christmas and families travel back to their home villages for Easter Sunday and/or for Memorial Easter. We went to the church around 3am (other people had been there since midnight) and … More Orthodox Easter

Finding connection to my Great Grandmother through Moldovan feasts

My father’s side of the family is from Lithuania. My Great Grandparents traveled to the US with their families (or by themselves) around 1913 to 1915.  Between 1868 and 1914,  almost 20 percent of the Lithuanian population left Lithuania due to a famine in 1868-1869 and Russian rule.  My dad’s family, after various other locations, settled … More Finding connection to my Great Grandmother through Moldovan feasts