Memorial Day A very special holiday in America when we remember the soldiers who have served our country. Remembering those who died and those who are wounded!
In Washington DC there is a "Wall" with all the names of the men & women who have lost their lives. There is also a traveling Wall that is driven through the country going from city to city. "The Traveling Wall"
It was so impressive seeing all these people coming from many different towns to support this!
We arrived at our friends house in Modesto - Paul & Luba who we have known for many years! They are a Russian family that immigrated to the US from Ukraine with their 3 children. Paul & Luba live on a big property so we are able to park our motor home in their backyard. They are very gracious and so' generous! We always feel blessed to be with them!
Paul is a machinist tradesmen...and learned this in Ukraine. He has worked very hard in this country and worked for Gallo wine here in Modesto for many years and then started to work for himself.
He gave us a tour of his shop...and we were amazed at all his equipment and what detailed work they do! Especially the gigantic one he had recently purchased and was now doing jobs for the airline companies too! He loads in up in the evening and the whole computerized equipment does it throughout the night! Amazing technology! We stood in awe of what it all could do!
|Here is Paul and his brother Ilya|
From a block of aluminum to one side of it getting cut to the other side being cute - all automatically programmed!
|Quite a machine!|
|The Shops Name....Prema Precision|
Can you imagine being the programmer for this??????
|This is Paul & Luba with their family back when I met in Modesto!|
Great picture of Nick & Marijka...a dear friend of the family!
Marijka was part of the "Dutch Ladies Tea Group" that met monthly when my Mom was still well! Mom loved it!