Sunday, September 21, 2003

Margaret Wettlin epilogue
I wrote a little about her on Sept. 16, including links to her obituary and her book, Fifty Russian Winters. Well, I was riding my bicycle into the city this afternoon when I noticed one of those things I always stop at - a jumble sale, in this case a moving sale being put on by an attractive, artistic-looking city couple with lots of academic-looking books. I saw the Russian name on one of the sellers' art-show announcement cards, asked, ‘Говорите по-русски?’, and found out he is Mrs W’s grandson! He's from Russia but, unlike my Russian friends with a similar family story, speaks perfect American English. What's more, I also met his uncle and learnt that both men have done some local church painting, including iconography, I'm very familiar with.

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