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Offline ashanti01

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Re: Anybody alive NOW whohas  met the IF?
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2005, 10:09:23 AM »
Is it just me or do people in Russia seem to live long lives? I think I watched a documentry on the discover channel and there was a man who was 113 who remembered the 1913 Romanov celebrations.

There was also a woman who was 107 who described how beautiful the Grand Duchess looked during that time.

I would think many people would want to share their experiences especially since they are one of the few left from that era.

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Re: Anybody alive NOW whohas  met the IF?
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2005, 10:52:11 AM »
I agree ashanti01!
I have seen many older Russians, they do seem to live quite long!  :)

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Re: Anybody alive NOW whohas  met the IF?
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2005, 12:44:50 PM »
Yeah! I thought so too!

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« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2005, 06:25:32 PM »
My mom works at an assitant living home and there was a lady there named Lady Cathline Plinkington and she was really old and had met the IF she had some cool pics to. But now she's moved to a nursing home :'(  she was realy old. She had some signatures but they went with her
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Re: Anybody alive NOW whohas  met the IF?
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2005, 06:33:32 PM »
Do you know where she moved? Is there any way you can get in touch with her?

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Re: Anybody alive NOW whohas  met the IF?
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2005, 06:49:08 PM »
She sadly moved to like Florida because she needed specail trement. I might see her in December though.

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Re: Anybody alive NOW whohas  met the IF?
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2005, 07:32:15 PM »
Good! Ask her about it then!

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Re: Anybody alive NOW whohas  met the IF?
« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2005, 07:39:44 PM »
I will if I see her

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Re: Anybody alive NOW whohas  met the IF?
« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2005, 08:37:21 AM »
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Re: Anybody alive NOW whohas  met the IF?
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2005, 11:13:18 AM »
I had a Russian professor (Let's call her "Z") in the early 90's; she's an amazing lady who I admire a lot, and we've stayed in touch since then.  Z knew Nicholai's sister Olga.  Z's parents were Russian immigrants living near Toronto in Canada.  Apparently there's a significant group of Russian immigrants living in that area.   They had formed some sort of Russian military regiment-in-exile that met regularly.  Olga Alexandrovna lived in the area and was this group's patron.  My professor's Dad was the leader of the group for a time, so their regular meetings were at their house (and Olga, as patron, came to the meetings).   Z was a teenager when she knew Olga, and was only about 16 when Olga died in 1960.   Z says Olga was very pleasant and down to earth, considering her past.  This all blew me away when I found out.  Someone I know and admire knew Olga, who knew the IF!

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Re: Anybody alive NOW whohas  met the IF?
« Reply #25 on: July 07, 2005, 02:07:44 PM »
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Apparently there's a significant group of Russian immigrants living in that area.   They had formed some sort of Russian military regiment-in-exile that met regularly.

Do you know what this group was called, or where they got together? Toronto is a about a 45 minute drive for me. I've been trying to find any people that knew of Olga when she lived here. I've gotten in contact with a few, but other then that, it's hard.
Any tips on what street or whatnot?  :-/

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« Reply #26 on: July 07, 2005, 05:51:46 PM »
Laura, why don't you try contacting the Estonian House in Toronto? GD Olga was well known in Estonian circles also. Some of the older Estonians might be able to give you some information and/or memories. I haven't been to the Toronto Estonian House since 1995, but it has its own building and a directory of Estonian businesses.

My husband's cousins' burial plot is quite near the GD Olga's grave in the same cemetery. And they knew her.

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Re: Anybody alive NOW whohas  met the IF?
« Reply #27 on: July 07, 2005, 10:30:50 PM »
Thank you NAAOTMA!
I appreciate the tip!!  :) :)

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Re: Anybody alive NOW whohas  met the IF?
« Reply #28 on: July 07, 2005, 11:02:35 PM »
You are very welcome. If you find anything that is helpful, perhaps you could share it with us here.

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« Reply #29 on: July 17, 2005, 03:39:37 PM »
Just the other day an older gentleman came to the museum where I work (at the very municipality of Finland where Nicholas II and the family spent their summer holidays in) and told of his late uncle who as a kid used to stand next to the road waving a small Finnish flag whenever they hiked past. The uncle couldn't remember much, being only way under ten at the time, but had often mentioned their 'shiny black shoes'.

We have tons of these stories here, what with them holidaying fairy freely here during several years, but unfortunately very little that's been written down... I actually asked a friend working at the local old people's home if 'her people' had any memories, but no luck - again, lots of people say ten years ago still remembered them, but none of them are left anymore.