Artwork and Messages of USA & Ukraine Friendships
Prepared by the children of the Shirokolanovak Boarding
School & Orphanage, Shirokolanovak, Ukraine, former German village
of Landau, Beresan District, May, 2005
|1. USA & Ukraine = Friendship
What we know about the country of our friends – The
USA is a great country located in northern America –
area 9,364,000 square km. – population 270 million people.
USA is populated by American descendents of immigrants from
Europe mostly the English men. That is why English became
the language of the American nation. Native population of
the country is Indians (1.4 million people.)
USA is a country with highly developed industry and agriculture.
The capital of the USA – Washington.
And now the long-expected May has finally come to us. We all
have been looking forward to this month because this is the
month when American friends come to visit us.
We have been waiting to meet them, but we had not merely been
waiting but also preparing ourselves for this meeting. We
made presents with our hands. We learned new songs and dances.
For instance, Vanya Gobachov crocheted doilies. Denis Chernenko
and Sergiy Chaban made delicate shelves upon which to place
the doilies. The girls embroidered a little towel and yet
our boys prepared comical dances. We are waiting for you,
Bettsy! 8th Grade
|3. Welcome to Ukraine!
The students from the 5th grade are anxious to meet their
American friends. Each year, our friendship becomes stronger
and stronger. Preparing for the meeting, we are trying to
get good grades, to behave ourselves, and also we prepared
gifts we made with our own hands and decorated a picture album.
Welcome to Landau!
Students from our class were looking forward to the guests
coming. We had been thoroughly preparing for this meeting;
the girls prepared embroidered and knitted items. The boys
prepared pieces of woodwork to present to the dear guests
in memory of our meeting on the hospitable Ukrainian land.
This meeting will remain forever in our hearts!
5. Cranes soaring to Ukraine
The cranes are flying away. They are flying away not to
come back anymore. One could hear from the cries of the
cranes the immortal grief and sorrow spread all over the
world. And although they flew away more than a century ago,
a wounded heart is still aching and grieving; a burning
tear for Ukraine is rolling down the face. For Ukraine cherishes
equally her children no matter where they now live and the
cranes represent our Ukrainian family, which due to many
circumstances became disbursed in different corners of the
world. American, Germany, Australia, France, Austria and
other countries became their second home. But we know too
well that all of them love more than anything else their
home and their people and no matter where you are, you always
will be with us in our thoughts.
Cold wind is rolling
the wave like a feather,
Over the borders and seas,
And Ukraine left so far behind,
My eternal and unreached star,
We are waiting for you and love you,
And hope you will never forget us.
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