Tuesdays With Moisi ~ Siblings

On Sunday the first of March my two older sisters and I went to visit our Aunt Anna who lives with her granddaughter close to our sister Kathy. Aunt Anna or Nura will be 95 on April 25th. She was thankful for our time with her and we decided to take this selfie. While there I also took a couple photos with my phone of her framed photos. The quality of the photos is not great since there is glare from the glass in the frames.

This is our Aunt Anna from many years ago with her husband Pete. Uncle Pete died in the late 70’s.

The photo above was taken when Moisi’s brother Mike was able to get a Visa to finally visit in the USA. This was in 1982ish. Uncle Mike is in the center of the photo with the dark jacket on. Uncle Mike spent several years in Siberia after he decided it was safe to return from Iran to Russia in the early 40’s. He was arrested upon entering Russia and sent to Siberia. His sentence was supposed to be for 2 years and ended up being several years. Our Pop and the rest of his family had not seen Uncle Mike for 40 years and this visit was a grand reunion of siblings and our babushka. She is seated with the head covering on. Aunt Anna is above her in the turquoise. Uncle Mike’s wife is seated next to babushka. The rest in the photo are all of Moisi and Nadia’s children and grandchildren as of 1982.

The photo above are siblings and sister-in-laws and a nephew and his wife in the 1990’s. This was a dinner my parents had at their home in Yorba Linda before they sold that home and left for Russia to do missionary work. Going around from left to right.  Nura who was married to Uncle Vasilli, our cousin Vera and Alex, Moisi, Uncle John and his wife Kati, our mom, Uncle Alex and his wife Ouliana, and barely visible Aunt Anna. Aunt Anna and nephew Alex are the only ones who are still alive from this photo.

Moisi and his siblings at our Mom and Pop’s 60th wedding anniversary celebration in 2003. John, Anna, Moisi, and Alex. Anna is the only family member still alive. Of these four siblings John is the oldest, then Alex, our Pop and Anna the youngest.

Aunt Anna has survived all three of her children and one of her granddaughters, too. She talked about the fact that she’s the last one left of her generation of friends and family. She is still as sharp as a tack! My sister Kathy reminded Aunt Anna that her mother (our babushka) lived to be 98 so Aunt Anna might live that long, too.

I’ll be on my way back home this morning. When I get back I’ll post the photos from Vera and my beach walk on Monday. A beautiful day.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

6 thoughts on “Tuesdays With Moisi ~ Siblings

  1. What a grand time you are having, Ellen, read your last post enjoyed seeing the happy memories being made to add to those you shared in this post, you have such a wonderful heritage, and I love how you cherish your heritage, which you are passing on to your precious children and grandchildren. I just finished my book written by a friend’s mother, about her heritage and how it has affected her children and grandchildren in such a positive way. Praying for safe travels.
    Blessings,
    Sue

  2. Tuesday’s with Mosi are among my favorite of your posts because there is so much history involved in the posts. History, I might add, that our young people do not find in their history books. I count it an honor to “know” you, Ellen, and to be able to appreciate the sacrifices your family made because of religious convictions. And especially how your dad surrendered to the call of God on his life to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, making many trips from the US to the homeland of his people that they might hear that Jesus saves. You are a blessed family and the joy of Jesus just glows from each of your faces. Hugs to you, my friend.

  3. Beautiful lady who has seen so much in her lifetime. The joy of heaven is that all the sorrows of this life are swept away. So glad that you and your sisters were able to visit and reconnect once again with your amazing heritage.

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