Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Ukrainian snapshot from New York

Just came across a video with a fascinating (and familiar!) snapshot of Ukrainian life in the Big Apple ...

Despite age and infirmity, the Ukrainian women who hand-roll dumplings for their church in New York's East Village soldier on...

The "stars" in this video are your typical North American Ukrainian babas: hard-working, sincere, and sweet ... if a tad tart. ;-)

This seems to be the story of every Ukrainian church community across North America! I know from personal observation that it is the norm here in Vancouver and Winnipeg ... and no doubt other major centres. I expect that is what I'll be doing when I'm in my 70s and 80s. Assuming of course that I'm alive and well and as vibrant as these latter-day amazons!

Video here. (Hat-tip to Blackminorca at Cybercossack.)

4 comments:

olechko said...

so cute! tell their problems to the local Ukrainian-based babushkas...

Pawlina said...

Yeah, love that Ukrainian BBC eh?(баба бабі сказала) ...

;-)

Stepan said...

This video is awesome.

Thanks a lot for the sare.

Pawlina said...

You're welcome! And yes, I agree it is awesome indeed.