Tuesday, April 08, 2008
My Mom is Estonian. Her parents escaped to the U.S. ( New York then to Cleveland, Oh) in the 40's to get away from Hitler and his boys when my Mom was a little girl. Three good little stories:
First, Mom wasn't allowed to wear anything red until she was in college ( fear of the "Comuuneest!!")
Second, My grandfather apparently was put to work by Nazis ( I don't think this was voluntary "position") as a bus driver. Right before they got out of the country, He is rumored to have driven a bus full of Nazi officers off a mountain cliff.
And third , My Mom really laid it on thick to my Sister and I ( as to how spoiled we were when we were kids) . We were often told of how she was so poor that as a child her only toys were potatoes.
red zeppelin, 2008
6" x 6", oil on gessoed panel
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Posted by otto at 5:22 PM