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Princess_Olishka

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« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2006, 02:07:09 AM »
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http://www.st-nikolas.orthodoxy.ru/biblio/tzar/pedagogy/glava9_2.html
It's a book about the family, here is the index:
http://www.st-nikolas.orthodoxy.ru/biblio/tzar/pedagogy/index.html#oglav

Um I might be a little late but thanks for that link marina!! :) i'll try to understand it!  ;)
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« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2006, 07:56:09 AM »
This is never too late... :)

Princess_Olishka

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« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2006, 11:08:01 PM »
LOL, thanks marina :)

As a continuation to the one with Olga and the policeman, when Olga returned home that day she asked everyone around the palace if a policeman had dropped by (all of them of course saying no). She also asked her father if he had ever been to prison. Nicholas replied that he was never that naughty enough to go to prison, when then Olga said with great admiration, "Oh - how good you must have been!"

I think we might have skipped one ... one that is a personal favourite of mine which shows Olga's generosity:

When in 1899, Olga, Tatiana and their cousin Ella went to a toy shop in Darmstadt, escorted by their nurse, Ms. Eagar. They were each allowed to buy a toy for themselves. After a long time of looking around, Olga chose the smallest toy and announced that that would be all she was getting. Ms. Eagar was surprised at her decision and asked her why she was doing this. Olga replied, "But the beautiful toys belong to some other little girls, I am sure; and think how sad they would be if they came home and found we had taken them while they were out."

Princess_Olishka

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« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2006, 11:16:11 PM »
Another one I have:

Olga completely admired and was devoted to her father. As a Christmas gift, Olga made him a potholder. When Christmas came, she presented it to her father, saying: "Nana [Ms. Eagar] is afraid it won't be much use to you, but you can put it on your table for a mat, or hang it on the wall for a picture."

Princess_Olishka

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« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2006, 02:12:21 AM »
And another one:

After the death of Olga's cousin Ella, a war began between Russia and Japan. Olga said to Ms. Eagar, "I hope the Russian soldiers will kill all the Japanese-not leave even one alive." Olga then began asking other questions such as if Japan had an emperor. After a while Olga went quiet for a moment when she then looked up and said, "I did not know that the Japanese were people like ourselves. I thought they were only like monkeys." After this event it was never heard of Olga saying that she was pleased after hearing deaths of the Japanese.

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Re: Olga Anecdotes
« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2006, 12:25:38 PM »
I think I read in A Lifelong Passion a letter where Olga says that she and Anastasia locked a bratty cousin of their's in the bathroom.  Heh!

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Princess_Olishka

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« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2006, 03:37:09 AM »
Here is the letter:

I am sitting in Mr. Gilliard's rooms near the door of his water-closet where Trina's little nasty girl Katya is sitting locked in by Anastasia and myself. We've just drawn her along the dark passage and pushed her in. The weather became very cold and it was snowing today and the snow didn't melt. We had a lot of fun when we went for a drive with Isa but Mama was receiving visitors all the time which was rather dull. Mordvinov had breakfast with us and told us a lot of interesting things but we interrupted him every moment as usually and didn't let him go on. It's always a great pleasure for us to read Alexei's letters. He writes such nice and funny letters without Pyotr Vasilievich's help. Katya is still locked in the W.C. She is knocking and wailing behind the door but we are implacable.

Thanks to Rob and Sarushka, perhaps more anecdotes can be posted from Six Years At The Russian Court ;)

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« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2006, 03:27:36 PM »
Even though it's sad, the anecdote I remember about Olishka the best is the one when she woke up on Christmas day after Ella died and asked her governess (I think) "Did God send for Ella's body in the night?"
And when the governess said no (or something along that line), she said "I thought God would let Ella come and have Christmas with him!"

Aww.. she really loved her little cousin :'(

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« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2006, 04:25:59 PM »
This I read in Nicholas and Alexandra: the Family Albums. I'd assume it was Olga, since she was the oldest. If you know who it was, please correct me!

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Nicholas never carried any money, and one day, during a religious ceremony, he saw a priest approach with a collection plate. Anxious glances were exchanged between Nicholas and Alix, and between Alix and her daughters. Nobody had any money. One of the girls approached the lady-in-waiting, Isa Buxhoeveden, and in a whisper explained their embarrassment. The obliging Isa gave them her golden rouble. The next day, she recieved another rouble in a beautiful little enamel box, with this note: "To the generous donor on the part of the grateful recipient, Nicholas."

I know it's actually an anecdote about Nicholas, but I'm interested in who the little girl was! It could have been Tatiana also, because she loved doing favors.  ;D

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« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2006, 09:21:38 PM »
This is a very vague memory of mine. I think it's from Romanov Autumn. Apparently Olga saw a ghost, then recognized her in a portrait as a long-dead empress after pointing the portrait out to Ms. Eager.

Princess_Olishka

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« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2006, 11:35:13 PM »
This is a very vague memory of mine. I think it's from Romanov Autumn. Apparently Olga saw a ghost, then recognized her in a portrait as a long-dead empress after pointing the portrait out to Ms. Eager.

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And thanks for that last anecdote! Something tells me it was Tatiana, or maybe even Olga. :P

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Re: Olga Anecdotes
« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2006, 08:05:38 PM »
This is a very vague memory of mine. I think it's from Romanov Autumn. Apparently Olga saw a ghost, then recognized her in a portrait as a long-dead empress after pointing the portrait out to Ms. Eager.

A ghost?  :o I never read this anecdote...I would like to know it in a whole! Did you have any link to read it?

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« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2006, 10:06:45 AM »
Page 48 of Romanov Autumn:

On a number of occasions Grand Princess Olga, who was only three, told Miss Eager about an old lady in a blue dress, whom  she had seen in her room. The nurse saw nothing. Then, as they walked through the Rotunda on the first floor of the palace, the child pointed to a portrait of Maria Alexandrovna and identified her as the old lady. Stories like these show how deeply the idea of Maria Alexandrovna's unhappiness had penetrated the memory of the Russian Court, which never quite accepted her as one of its own.

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Re: Olga Anecdotes
« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2006, 01:00:58 AM »
Thank you for that

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Re: Olga Anecdotes
« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2006, 08:01:24 PM »
I like the one where Olga was telling her friend about Alexei's overactive imagination. She said he had a little boat that would go into a river, but it was actually just a place with barely any water. The next day she fell into that place and found it had quite enough water in it  :D