Over the river to Grandmothers house we go
Trip Start Feb 24, 2005
39Trip End Jul 06, 2005
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But REALITY: Tirgu-Mures is a town about twice the size of Silver City. Agi and I stay with her grandparents. They are, as Agi says, the grandparent prototypes, the first model on which every other grandparent was based. Their house is the ultimate grandparent's house, cozy and ancient. Things smell like food, spices, mildew, and lavender. I sit quietly and listen to the Hungarian spoken around me. I feel like an infant, taking in so much but unable to speak. Hungarian is so challenging, apparently from the same linguistic roots as Finnish
I am fed, welcomed, even tucked into bed at night like one of the grandchildren, whom Grandma has seemed not to notice have grown into adult women. Agi's cousin Ezster is here too, a lively girl, like Agi, with perfect English and pretty delicate features. We are all three treated like princesses. This is a beautiful family.