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...