Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

21 Jan 2002, 19:17 p.m.

My host mother from St. Petersburg, Vera, sent me a postcard!…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

My host mother from St. Petersburg, Vera, sent me a postcard! And I understand it, sort of! I need to fully decipher the handwriting and the Russian, but I think she tried to tell me that she received back the package that she'd tried to send me (books) and would try to send them again soon. Neat! I'd almost given up on the box containing the Lawrence and the Fitzgerald and the Russian folktales (yee-ha, Jeana!) and the Tolstoy. I hope I eventually receive it.