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... had a good time. Leftovers that remained were carted off by Olga for her son Mishka, who couldn’t join us because he was at hockey practice. After clean up, Hoki and Helena sat back down for a couple more drinks. As I had made good use of the wine in making the risotto, and lubricating myself, I decided to pass on any more drinking. I headed back to my room to get my stuff and my mind ready to leave.
Pausing to reflect before turning ...
... like walking onto a Dr. Zhivago set, except this was a real place where the Great Aunt, along with her sister-in-law (Helena’s grandmother), and Down’s-Syndrome afflicted niece, Ija, lived. Turns out I got along just fine with the Great Aunt. No further trip to Lappeenranta was ever made by me without at least one visit to Kauppakatu for formal coffee with the Great Aunt. Helena’s grandmother ...
I made my first trip to Heposalo Island back in April of 1971. The Wolkoff's had not yet built their summerhouse then, so we used one of their neighbor’s houses. The ice had barely been off the lake for a week or so. In fact, there were still patches and chunks of ice floating here and there as we rowed (yes, rowed) to the island. It took more like an hour back then, not the quick 10-15 minutes it now took.
The labor of rowing made ...
On Friday just after lunch, Helena drove Hoki and I into town and dropped us off to do some exploring. We walked at a meander-like pace through the downtown, stopping when something caught our eye. We passed through the park and cemetery for the old wooden Lutheran church in the center of town, then headed down Kauppakatu past the Wolkoff House Museum (http://www.lappeenranta.fi/In_English/ Services/Cultural_services/Museums/Wolk off_House_Museum.iw3) and ...
It was a short drive from the Lappeenranta train station to my ex-mother-in-law's farmhouse about 6 km outside of town, where Hoki and I would be staying for the better part of a week. At 87 years old, Aune Wolkoff had been a farmer most of her life. Born Aune Hostila in the village of Suomeniemi, 40 km north of Lappeenranta, she married Nikolai Wolkoff in 1947 and they had three children, Helena, Markku and Raija. Aune had lived ...
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