Timers" in Alaska refer to the continuous forty-eight States as the "Lower
48" or as "Outside" so I invite you to view some of my favorite "Outside"
photos. We also refer to tourists as "Outsiders." When we take
a vacation we say, "I am going Outside."
in Alaska featuring "Santa's
poem by Tyshee "Memory
In a Bottle"
visit here for Alaskan Scenic Photography and
to Alaska, Orthodoxy and Travel
Goosebump Type Animated Story by Lexie
am Russian, Aleut, Athabascan
a wee bit Hienz 57. I live in Kenai, Alaska. In case you are wondering
what Tyshee means...it is a word used by the Creole people of Ninilchik
and means "fish tails hung in the wind and sun to dry". My husband and
I are descendants of Efim Rastorguev (Russian Shipwright) and Agrafena
Petrovna (Aleut). Efim and Agrafena had four children. Their daughter Mavra
married Grigorii Kvasnikoff, Missionary and "Free Settler, " from Kaluga,
Russia. They settled in Ninilchik, Alaska and thus we became "Agrafena's
Children". So Agrafena's
among my favorite things. The
first language of Agrafena's Children was Russian. Some of her children
still speak Russian today. We still honor our Babushkas,
(grandmothers). If you visit Ninilchik you will find a rich Russian influenced
Culture. Inside you will find stories,
and some Russian language.
You may be interested in the following article in order to better understand
our Alaskan cultures.
and Death of a Culture
five links are not within my pages but they are useful to prospective visitors.
and Kenai are on the Kenai
Peninsula, southwest of Anchorage. The towns are located on Cook
Inlet. Our surrounding area is filled with wildlife and wonderful opportunities
you visit the Kenai you will find Athabascan Culture.
Recipes (most are not meant for you to
but they are presented as historical information
you might be surprised at what Chuda actually cooked)
here to see my photo
not my favorite thing, but Babushka and Chuda had them too. Head
lice with short story, links, treatment, photos and all you'll ever
need to know presented with a humorous and a scientific point of view.
Essential information for a world wide epidemic.
of Agrafena's Children remain Russian Orthodox to this day; therefore,
my church is one of my favorite things.any of Agrafena's Children remain
Russian Orthodox to this day; therefore, my church is one of my favorite
things. Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord Church in Ninilchik, Alaska.
copyright property of Bill
Check his site for more striking pictures of Hale Bopp Comet and wonderful
Alaskan Photography. Comet over Ninilchik church.
and Find Out A Few of Favorite
special Valentine Page to make you really appreciate the world you live
Dacha is now Haunted....Halloween
Pages for all ages.
pages added in 2000!
Dacha is Hosting Thanksgiving
a little sing-a-long too!
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