May Babies

The major family outing so far this season….kinda the official kick-off of the 2009 dacha season. All were gathered (see photo gallery) to celebrate numerous birthdays; frankly, a large crop of those born in May in this family. My mother’s birthday (posthumously). Lily Ann (Annie Baby to her close friends) would have been 94 this year. Sophie’s uncle Alosha 60 years, Sophie’s sister Masha 29, her son Misha 4 and Pra-Deyda Victor he is 82 and of course me…. I will turn 59 on May 19.


I prepared grilled Salmon with Baba Lena contributing her great salads, Valera with peeva and Masha with a beautiful low calorie (NOT) desert cake from Ashon decorated with beautiful fruit and lots of real whipped cream, interspersed in a yellow cake – yum!  A traditional gift to Victor is a block of salla (a block of pork fat). His wife Leena hate for us to give this too him, but what the heck! He’s 82, likes a little wine now and then (home made) and some tasty dark bread with salla. Maybe not good for your arteries but if you’ve make it to 82 – ENJOY!


This crop of May Babies are gregarious. Lots of stories, toasting. What great fun and a nice day.



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