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 Comrade 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 a 4H meeting.
Uncle Romey said he was just helping Candy milk the cows.
One Easter (Russian Orthodox) we ate Comrade