Morning arrived. Here I was waking up in Osturňa! The crowing of a fine rooster served as my alarm clock. I could hear our hosts downstairs in the kitchen preparing our breakfast. I showered, dressed and checked my e-mail (so happy I could even get wi-fi service!). We enjoyed our meal (again, cold cuts, cheese, fresh bread, cucumbers, coffee, juice).
After breakfast we went back to the Mayor's office. The office staff tried to help us find some burials but there were no Figlar families listed. There were plenty of unknown graves, and some could possibly be where my ancestors are buried. Another disappointment was learning that there were no families currently in the village for me to talk with--I learned that the one family lives in Poprad now, and it was unlikely I would have the chance to meet them.
|Cemetery with many unmarked graves|
|Rusyn Lentil soup|
|Lunch: Pork cutlet, potatoes, red cabbage, coleslaw, tomatoes = delicious!|
|St. Michael's altar|
|Special angel: Put in a coin and the head will bow|
Photos by Lisa A. Alzo
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