Letter from Shirokolanovka Orphanage, September,
How much time has passed since we last met and we still live with
the pleasant memories of those unforgettable hours during which
we spoke together. With joy and pride we tell every one who visits
us about your priceless help, unselfishness, about your kind and
sensitive hearts. We show photos made by you. Thank you very much
for them! We also thank you for your letter.
We are sorry we couldn't answer you earlier but we had good reasons
that can be explained.
We are deeply worried about the events that happened in your country
on September 11. Please accept our condolences. We want all the
people in the whole world to live without wars, to solve all the
problems peacefully and we want our planet to be surrounded by the
aura of the good.
On September the 1st our new school year began. The children had
a wonderful rest in the summer camps. By the beginning of the school
year we finished routine repairs of the buildings - whitewashing
and painting. A part of money that you gave us was also used for
For your money we bought a freezer, a water boiler, tires and spare
parts for the bus and the car.
I have good news for you, Michael: the lavatories that scared you
so much received WC pans installed.
It's still warm outside and after classes we go with children to
gather vegetables with the farmers this way earning vegetables for
The autumn has brought more work on the orphanage ground with it.
But we still find time for the children to have rest. The children
prepare concerts devoted to this season of the year and to the harvest.
We organize interesting sport competitions for them either.
We try to do everything for the years in which the children stay
at the orphanage leave pleasant memories of it in their hearts.
Thank you very much for helping us to fulfil this task.
Please give the words of our gratitude to all who are acquainted
with us, who are concerned with our children.
Tetyana, Maria, Valentina and all the children from the orphanage