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Not in Kansas anymore

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Not in Kansas anymore

My trips to Latvian Center Garezers in Three Rivers often feel like Dorothy in Oz. The sounds and sights transport me away, minus the plane ticket or crashed house. Besides the obvious language differences are the sights, symbols, and cultural artifacts. Take a stroll with me.

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Textiles and symbols – The beauty is in the detail.

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Shelves full of old stories

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Crowns of flowers from a summer solstice long ago

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Here generations are preserving a way of life thousands of miles from the homeland.

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