Daydreams of My Ancestors

When I stumbled across these pages on Romanian and Hungarian village life, I was vicerally touched by their humility and beauty. My father’s ancestors were from this region. You can tell I would fit right in with my high forehead, big nose, and round face. Magyars. Pick’em out anywhere.

Do you know that feeling, when you encounter those who look like you, “Those are MY people!”

Enjoy this haunting melody from an Hungarian “Csango”:


2 Responses to “Daydreams of My Ancestors”

  1. 1 Sarah December 13, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    Wow! What a breathtaking song…and such a beautiful woman! 🙂

  2. 2 Leslie December 19, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    Oh my that was beautiful. I have long felt drawn to eastern Europe. My husband is actually part Albanian. I didn’t really understand his facial structure until we lived in Boise. There si a sizable Albanian community there. One day I was in the grocery story and I saw a man who looked so like my husband. “Aha,” I said to myself. “Now I understand!” It was a neat moment for me.

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