Notable Carpatho-Rusyn / Slovak Birthday!
- OK Notable to me & my family!
However, PLEASE indulge me as I announce that today April 13, 2007 is the 90th
birthday of my beautiful mom, Elizabeth "Betty" Sasala (nee Sepelak).
She was born in Perth Amboy, NJ. Her parents were immigrants from two Eastern Slovakian
villages: Hanajna & Ubrez.
She is a one-of-a-kind, unique lady very old school. Mom loves her Orthodox Church;
can still sing an Old Church Slavonic tune or two; still can cook up the best pirohi,
bobalky, stuffed cabbage, hrutka, hrin; has a sharp mind & quirky sense of humor;
stubborn & resourceful; continues to doll up & wear `just-the-right' make-up to go out;
still gets around on her own two feet - until two months ago was driving; worked at
Macy's until the age of 75 because she wanted to keep busy; kind, generous & loving; has
always put her family first.
All these beautiful traits I attribute directly to her immigrant parents my beloved
grandparents, John & Anna.
She is my role model, my best friend, my inspiration, the wind beneath my wings.
I love you, Mom!!! Mnohaja Lita!!
May we all carry into the future the precious traditions & values passed on to us from all of
our Mothers & Fathers! 'Mnohaja Lita' to all of our Parents!