With a name like "Slobodzian," my Ukrainian roots run deep.
My grandparents on both sides were born in the Ukraine, and they all made the voyage to Philadelphia before the Great Depression. Their villages outside Kiev were usually referred to in our house as "the old country."
As the writer of this blog, I can see how many people visit "Momentary Joy" each day. Those "pageviews" are also broken down by country.
Most of my pageviews come from the United States, but I get a kick when I see a more exotic locale, like Suriname. (I confess I had to look up where in the world Suriname was.)
When I checked my pageviews this week I had a moment of blue-and-yellow joy when I saw this:
My first-ever visitor from the old country!
Welcome, and come back soon.