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Re: what happened to OTMA's clothes?
« Reply #180 on: July 31, 2008, 12:59:29 PM »
i agree, well said FA !

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Re: what happened to OTMA's clothes?
« Reply #181 on: August 01, 2008, 12:44:13 AM »
The family then burned all the clothing, fearing that they might become "relics".  

They thought their clothing might be come relics??
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« Reply #182 on: August 01, 2008, 04:03:31 AM »
True but as history would have it they were made saints so it would not have mattered in the end. Often when a family member dies clothes are disposed of as they are a painful reminder of the past and in this case a very painful one for some many members of one family to have died at the same time. I cannot imagine how I would have coped.

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« Reply #183 on: August 01, 2008, 05:27:36 AM »
True but as history would have it they were made saints so it would not have mattered in the end. Often when a family member dies clothes are disposed of as they are a painful reminder of the past and in this case a very painful one for some many members of one family to have died at the same time. I cannot imagine how I would have coped.

lets hope none of us have to go through that as well

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« Reply #184 on: August 01, 2008, 06:02:44 AM »
True but as history would have it they were made saints so it would not have mattered in the end. Often when a family member dies clothes are disposed of as they are a painful reminder of the past and in this case a very painful one for some many members of one family to have died at the same time. I cannot imagine how I would have coped.

lets hope none of us have to go through that as well

Michael's observations in his previous posting regarding the clothing and/or personal belongings of deceased loved ones are expressed quite well. Unfortunately, some of us have already had to go through this painful ordeal.

If I may make a purely subjective comment: some individuals (and this all depends on their makeup) wish to hold onto certain items as remembrances of a person who has passed away. Others couldn't even fathom doing such a thing and consider such actions to be morbid; please understand there is absolutely no definitive right or wrong on a subject so emotionally personal as this one is.

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Re: what happened to OTMA's clothes?
« Reply #185 on: August 01, 2008, 02:34:14 PM »
My apologies, I was a little confused, I thought FA had said that they burned their own clothing because they thought they would become relics. I can understand their wish to burn family members clothing.
"Господь им дал дар по молитвам их размягчать окаменелые наши сердца за их страдания..Мне думается, что если люди будут молиться Царской Cемье, оттают сердца с Божией помощью."

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« Reply #186 on: November 19, 2008, 12:13:08 PM »
I remember i read a couple of years ago . That the favourite magazine of OTMA. Was National geographic and there favourite drink was cola ?

i can`t find the site anymore so i don`t have a link. But anybody know if this is actually true or just something they made up ?
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Re: OTMA - smoking and make up ?
« Reply #187 on: November 19, 2008, 03:42:58 PM »
I read that back in 2005 when someone on this forum told me about it. I've never seen it published anywhere but as far as I know it is true. No one ever said it was the favorite magazine but they did read it.
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« Reply #188 on: November 19, 2008, 04:32:13 PM »
i think there was an article about the Mauve Room that said that there were several issues of National Geographic among the books and magazines. It's on the main site.
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Re: OTMA - smoking and make up ?
« Reply #189 on: November 19, 2008, 05:54:16 PM »
I also recall reading that the children drank Coca-Cola, but I don't remember the source right now.
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Re: OTMA - smoking and make up ?
« Reply #190 on: November 19, 2008, 11:03:39 PM »
Was this something they drank all the time, or something they had only to try or on special occasions?

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« Reply #191 on: November 20, 2008, 12:07:36 AM »
I had never heard this, but about the Coca Cola - I believe that in the late 1800s and early 1900s it still contained cocaine.

I wonder if it did calm the nerves and if there was enough cocaine in it to do much.

Speaking of which, since both Alix and Nicky used drugs, I wonder if the children did, too?

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« Reply #192 on: November 20, 2008, 12:43:21 AM »
What drugs did Alix and Nicky use?

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« Reply #193 on: November 20, 2008, 01:36:20 AM »
I know that Nicky took cocaine during the war. Cocaine was a common remedy in those days for fatigue. 

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Re: OTMA - smoking and make up ?
« Reply #194 on: November 20, 2008, 07:00:00 AM »
I doubt the children did any drugs, since Aleksey wasn't even allowed morphine for his hemophilia.