The family doubted it, but I had just seen Dr. Zhivago and I thought it was definitely a possibility.
Uncle Romeo and Sonya lived on a farm in Orange--back when there were farms in Orange. I remember the barn, the fruit trees, the ducks and the chickens. And Sputnik the Pig.
One time when we were all visiting the farm Sonya attempted to behead Uncle Romeo with a Russian military sabre. She had discovered a picture of Uncle Romeo with their neighbor Candy
practicing animal husbandry at the 4H meeting.
Uncle Romey said he was just showing Candy how to milk the cows.
One Easter (Russian Orthodox) we ate Sputnik.