You have a choiсe how to make acquaintance with this story: listen three podcasts, watch five short movies, look through the pictures.

I believe that you will find the best way
in non-fiction adventure about challenges and values from Lutsk-1930 to New York-2016.

Anyway here are some basic features
which you should know before you start.
Mary and Petro were born in 1930. Atlantic ocean and changing borders were between them.

Mary was born in ukrainian family (second wave of ukrainian migration to USA) in Pensilvania, but she doesn't know a lot about Ukraine and she is bad at ukrainian language.
The reason is that her father was afraid, that she will be claimed at school as a stranger.

Petro was born in ukrainian family in Volyn region, Ukraine).
His relatives were active in civil life, a few of them were political prisoners because of antisoviet views. Petro's grandfather was a prime minister of Ukrajinska Narodna Respublica in exile (before Ukrainian People's Republic became soviet).Petro with parents, brother and sister immigrated to Poland, and then they were in camps for displaced people in Germany...
Petro must be near lady Mary (she was called Marichka by him) and tell us how it was to have a childhood Between the Wars and save Ukrainian identity on the Western Hemisphere...

However, you may see him just on photos, imagine his voice and manner of walking, if you don't mind of course. The main Petro's footprint is in Mary's heart.
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Memories about Petro. Who he was as a husband and as a specialist of his professional field. Which things in life made him happy. Also Mary talks about his character and wishes.

(english language version)
Press here to feel.
Radio essay with introducing Mary, her lifestyle. Important part is paid to the atmosphere of family house.
Mostly it's emotional chapter of the whole story.

(ukrainian language version)
Press here to join.
Memories about the goal of print editions (1954-2003) international monthly magazine of Ukrainian diaspora "The Goal".

(english language version)
Press here to know.

Mary Kramarenko near her house. The story
about it
is keeping
in audio
podcast №1.
one day with mary: brifly movie about her strent to live last 16 years
Old family album. Forgotten names an places. Print editions which ought to become digitalized.
An issue of one-day-story is a little bit deeper. Would you like to find out? This movie might be not bad hint.
Petro was born in Lutsk, Ukraine, he lived in Brooklyn, N.Y., before moving to East Windsor. He was a radar engineer with RCA of Moorestown, Lockheed Martin, and General Electric Co. more than 25 years.

Mr. Kramarenko was a member of St. Volodymyr-Ukrainian Orthodox Church of New York, Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers. A member of the Ukrainian scouts known as Plast, Petro Kramarenko was an outdoors sportsman who enjoyed fishing.
I just encourage you to imagine that you are sitting near Mary
and observing how she is trying to deal with some text.
There are different print editions of works by Ukrainian diaspora in Kramarenko family library.
Unfortunately, for today Mary couldn't work with Ukrainian language resources
because of language barrier - mostly she forgot many words.

petro had strong political position thanks his grandfather
Petro Kramarenko was a member of Ukrainian Information Bureau,
and the Ukrainian Government Exile. He was president of the Ukrainian National Democrat -- D & S.
Pylyp Pylypchyk was born in 1869 in south part of Volyn region.
He graduated St. Petersburg Polytechnic Institute with diploma 'engineer of communications'.

In 1917-1918 worked as associate professor of theoretical mechanics at the Kiev Polytechnic Institute.
In 1919 he led emergency diplomatic mission of UNR government in Warsaw on summit with Jusef Pilsudski. In 1921-1922 Pylyp Pylypchyk was the Finance Minister UNR in exile.
Also, Petro's grandfather is famous as professor of Ukrainian Secret Polytechnic Institute in Lviv. From 1925 he lived in Lutsk, worked as an engineer. He was founder and chairman of the Lesya Ukrainian Society. In 1939, he moved with family to eastern Poland. It was an attempt to escape from the soviet's repressions of intellectuals. One year later he died, his daughter Anna took the husband and 10-year old Petro and moved forward. After the displaced persons camp in Germany they have reached Geneva, where Anna took a part in Ukrainian Red Cross. Mary told, that Petro's mother was well-educated and very open-minded person.

Pylyp Pylypchuk
A picture from Petro's historycal album with diferent ukrainian polititions
"the goal" was published from 1954 till 2003
Here you may see how in looks like (an example in gallery is edition dated June 1991).
Some other e-copies are available for free download in pdf format using the google drive.
So if you are interested in such a content you are welcome here.
Petro Kramarenko died in age 69 at St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton.
He has relationship with Mary Sherotsky for 14 years,
and than was survived by his wife of 29 years, Mary Kramarenko.

Still 17 years she is wearing two wedding rings.

The most part of her life she worked in the New York City. Even after retirement Mary is ready to give a quick lesson of "loosenes an fluiduty"... Are you looking for the watercolors or have got already one?)

As you know, Mary is creative artist impassioned by water colors and nature.
Her profession is real inspiration and salvation after Petro's death.

During her College career Mary was active in dramatics. She taught one semester in Freeport High School.

At the Commencement excercises held by the State Teachers College, Indiana. Pa. in January 1952 Mary Julia Sherotsky received Bachelor of Science in Education degree and was certified to teach Art.

Than she was enrolled at the Pennsylvania State College Summer Session working on her Master Degree in Art.

This painting called Garden Impression.

It was was created in authumn 2016 and won Merit Award of the art contest organized by the
State Watercolor Society.
Mary is used to close her eyes when she thinks about close momets with Petro.
"I am still trying. That's why I don't give up.
Only time is a problem". - M. Kramarenko
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