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Date: 2010-02-17 13:52
Subject: eBay for the win
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Music:Oh Go Oh No (Oh Lately It's So Quiet)
Tags:ebay, rl, scrapbooking, writing
I saw this pin a while back and, even though I rarely wear pins, I really *really* wanted it. One like it came up again on eBay and jebra bought it for me. I think he was confused as to why I wanted it (he knows how I am about jewelry; I own far more than I actually wear) but to me, it's perfect. It's smaller than the matryoshka I regret not buying and it's about the same thing, the Russian fairy tale about the Giant Turnip. Which is near and dear to my heart, so much so that it features in the story Etched in Memory.

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User: enednoviel
Date: 2010-02-17 20:40 (UTC)
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Aww, that's cute!
And btw. I got your card! Thank you so much! *hugs*
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User: bennys_mum
Date: 2010-02-17 23:55 (UTC)
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My mum collected them. Not pins, but matryoshka. I brought her one from Russia when I went with my Grandma. It's shaped like an egg (She collected Ukrainian eggs as well). It's mine now.

It's very cute.

Oh, and I got your card! Thanks! It's great. Very well thought out! :)
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User: mbcrui
Date: 2010-02-18 15:36 (UTC)
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I have 3 Matrushka's I bought when I was in Russia (2 from street vendors and 1 from the Kremlin museum). I still kind of regret not getting the one with Nixon, Brezhnev, Reagan, Gorbachev, Clinton & Yeltsin. :)
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User: wadjet_theperv
Date: 2010-02-18 19:09 (UTC)
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That's so lovely! I had a matryoshka doll my grandparents brought back from Russia when it was still the USSR. Their guide was probably a KGB operative because we became penpals (I was about 10) and she wrote from Krasnodar, which I think is the KGB headquarters. She sent me a beautiful Cyrillic alphabet chart and some postcards depicting the story of Ruslan and Ludmilla. The Christmas cards she sent were gorgeous but over the years it's all been lost :o( I can still read the Cyrillic alphabet though and I still remember a little Russian.
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User: mbumby
Date: 2010-02-25 01:43 (UTC)
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I'm so glad you got the one you wanted.
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