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    Anonymous

    I finally finished translating this Russian letter from my grandmother to my grandfather. It's written on the back of a photograph of her with her two brothers. She, Maria, wrote this when she was in her early twenties to my grandfather, Karp Kharitonivich, in America. He was working to save money to send for her and other family members. Written around 1912. Old Russian.

    I think I've got it right or fairly close. Only took me one month. LOL

    Grigoriy, Maria and Ivan

    Out of a far land
    a warm greeting flies
    to the faraway country, to America,
    right to my husband
    to cheer his heart.
    Accept this picture in hand
    and don’t forget the one you left.

    I will think of you
    when you are at work
    and in that sad moment
    I will pray to God for you.

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    #420938

    Anonymous
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    I think I've got it right or fairly close. Only took me one month. LOL

    Yep, the translation is correct. Good job.  :)

    #420939

    Anonymous

    Correct. Congratulation that you finally did it.  :)

    #420940

    Anonymous

    What script is that?

    #420941

    Anonymous
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    What script is that?

    Pre-revolutionary Russian Cyrillic. I'm not sure what the established term in English is; "pre-reform"?  ???

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