Thursday, August 13, 2009

We'll go on with family history

Good morning everybody!

So, how do you think about the first part of my little family history? It happened in turbulant times and effected the lives of many people.
Yesterday was a real quiet day, not a day to be in the garden, because there was some rain, however temperature still not too bad.
I did a tiny bit of cleaning in the kitchen, threw some things away from the closets and re-arranged it a bit. If I do that every day for a short time, the whole kitchen can be done in a few days. Nice idea, now to do it! LOL. It just has to be done every now and then, so I'll give myself a slap on my bottom and go for it.

I have another little part from "the story"for you and also a nice kit. Thinking of it, I have a kit with a name that fits the looking back in time. The kit is named "Remains of Yesterday".
I used this in the layout I made of my grandmother, only I took another frame.
Have fun reading and have also a lovely day.

Sometimes my mother, in that time little Kyra or Kyrotchka(yes, I am named after my mother) went with her mother to the Opera. She already loved the dance, andwhen there was nobody on the stage practising, she danced what she had seen from the balletdancers. And one day, a prima ballerina, for which my grandmother was making a ballet costume, came into the little room my grandmother was working. She said"Who is that little doll, that is dancing on stage like she never did anything else? "Öh, my God", my grandmother said (and believe it or not, the ballet dancer was the famous Anna Pavlova!) "that must be Kyra, I quickly fetch her, so that she will not bother you!" "That's okay" said Anna Pavlova, "but if you don;t let this little one take dancinglessons. you will commit murder to the art of dance.""But how do I pay for a good ballet school and all the lessons, I haven't the money for it"my grandmother said. Don't bother", Anna answered, "I will give her her first lessons, while I am still in Paris, and when I go on tour I will hand her over to one of my best pupils, who is one of the best ballet teachers and don;t talk about money. The only thing I want is that Kyra shall dance "The dying Swan" when she'll have 16 years of age".(This was a choreography from a dance, specially for Anna Pavlova, it made haer famous).And yes, so it happened. And later, as I was a little girl,I saw my mother dancing it and it was beautiful.
Well, you see how just sudden encounters can have an effect on somebody's life. It certainly did on my mother's.

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Edna B said...

This is lovely, Kyra. I am really enjoying your family history stories. Have a great day, hugs, Edna B.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Kit(s) post on Aug. 13, 2009. Thanks again.

Kimberly said...

Hey, Kyra,

That's such a great story about your mother and Pavlova. Talk about being touched by greatness!