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Offline edubs31

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and so on this day we remember Maria Nikolaevna. The third girl, the "disappointment". The sweet, unselfish and brave soul.

Amen. Darling Mashka! A more perfect princess there has never been.
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and so on this day we remember Maria Nikolaevna. The third girl, the "disappointment". The sweet, unselfish and brave soul.
Excellent expression, Ally Kumari.As I celebrate her as strong, cheerful, and the gold standard in feminine beauty as well.She still enchants us after 116 years
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What's a mere 117 years when the birthday girl is the dear Maria Nikolaievna?

Happiest birthday wishes  and remembrances to "our" Marie, Mashka, Masha. Never really forgotten. In fact, I think of her arrival among us as on June 14th, but that's another story and another day to remember the girl whose eyes  ("Marie's saucers") still beguile us from pictures and descriptions.
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What's a mere 117 years when the birthday girl is the dear Maria Nikolaievna?

Happiest birthday wishes  and remembrances to "our" Marie, Mashka, Masha. Never really forgotten. In fact, I think of her arrival among us as on June 14th, but that's another story and another day to remember the girl whose eyes  ("Marie's saucers") still beguile us from pictures and descriptions.


Well, color my face red , and sorry,Marie, but though the sentiments are true, my months are off. I'm confident she'd forgive me, though probably also give me a wicked , well-deserved teasing.
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Alrighty then. Today is June 14th. Marie was born on this day in 1899.That was according to the Julian calendar in effect in Russia then and for centuries.Her entire family knew it as such, as did about 130 million of her countrymen and the Church into which she was born.June 14th is also the date I correctly and first learned of her blessed arrival. So...

Happy birthday and fond remembrances to "our" Marie, Mashka, Masha. Never really far from our thoughts.Her eyes "Marie's saucers" still beguile us from pictures and descriptions.
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Alrighty then. Today is June 14th. Marie was born on this day in 1899.That was according to the Julian calendar in effect in Russia then and for centuries.Her entire family knew it as such, as did about 130 million of her countrymen and the Church into which she was born.June 14th is also the date I correctly and first learned of her blessed arrival. So...

Happy birthday and fond remembrances to "our" Marie, Mashka, Masha. Never really far from our thoughts.Her eyes "Marie's saucers" still beguile us from pictures and descriptions.

It's perfectly acceptable behavior - at least in this particular forum - for one to jump the gun (by a month or so) and bestow praise on Darling Mashka :-) Never a bad time to do so. These birthday anniversaries just give us a convenient excuse.
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We close out Romanov Birthday Season 2016 with the birthday of Maria Nicholaievna.

Happy Birthday Maria.   You and your saucer eyes are still remembered.

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As always, Ally, these are lovely pictures.

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And we close out Romanov Birthday Season 2017 with a very Happy Birthday to dear Maria Nicholaievna.

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Happy Birthday Maria Nikolaevna! May your memory be Eternal!

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In life she used to be overshadowed by her elder sisters, in the years post her death it was the name of Anastasia that drew attention. Maria Nikolaevna, third daughter of the last Tsar, had a reputation of being placid and almost angelic, as well as often ending as the butt of a joke because of her clumsiness. By nature Maria was essentially a Mother. Extremely earthy and straightforward, she felt awkward during official occassions, but would lose any shyness when face to face to an ordinary person. With remarkable memory for faces, Maria never forgot anyone and felt keen interest in other people. Occassionally there would be pangs of loneliness and jealousy in her heart, owing to the fact she suffered from the middle child syndrome, but her inborn unselfishness and devotion always triumphed over them.

Maria was the only one of the four sisters whose birth disappointed the Emperor so much that he had to take a long, solitary walk in the park before he could face his wife and greet the new baby. But it was also this daughter, who stood as the greatest support and pillar of strength to her parents during the days of February revolution in 1917, and a year later during their transport to Ekaterinburg. She died a horrible death in the hail of bullets and thrusts of blunt bayonets, just one among millions of innocent victims of the Russian Civil War. Today she is considered a martyr and a saint. But all she ever wanted was to have a family of her own.

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That's lovely Ally and, of course, spot on accurate. Thanks for sharing and many blessings to sweet Marie Nikolaevna on this the anniversary of her birth!
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