By Lilliana Seibert

I'm really not going again to that Communist hell. My nation isn't really there anymore. status at the deck of an army shipping send, tough access into the U.S., Pancho Nakashev, a famous Bulgarian pharmacist and inventor, used to be supplying a speech in damaged English at the evils of communism. His daughter Lilliana improved. She knew that defying her father may land her in difficulty, yet understood that the incorrect solution may possibly ship them again to the conflict torn, occupied country. No, she instructed the reputable. My father is right here on a three-month visa. we are going to go back to Sofia while his enterprise is concluded. She didn't point out his 3 different teenagers and 5 grandchildren left in the back of. She did not discuss listening to the siren, fleeing their domestic, or on reflection to work out their residence bombed to rubble. She could not talk about how peace was once shattered back for her within the secure village they discovered, after she used to be claimed through the neighborhood gangster. She can have believed that they'd sometime go back to Bulgaria. regardless of the hardships, it used to be the songs she sang with acquaintances and the shut family members ties she craved. From a privileged, top type relatives, she could turn into a businesswoman at a time whilst ladies didn't but run companies, in a brand new position referred to as "suburbia." A pampered daughter and teased youngest sister, she may turn into her mom and dad' sole aid and a lifeline to older siblings left at the back of. As a mom, she wouldn't allow her personal kids event want. As a spouse, she might dedicate herself to the candy guy from a tiny village who at some point stated "hello" to her at a brand new York urban bus cease. Lilliana Seibert's tale, "Between Worlds," written simply as she became 88, is an exhilarating and vibrant account of her many own stories, the days within which she lived, and the spirit that sustains us all after we want it the main.

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I was not a smoker, but for some reason I wanted to know what it would be like to order anything from room service. American cigarettes seemed the most logical to me at the moment, and I rang the bell. The waiter brought the cigarettes on a silver platter, and I asked him to charge it. L I L L I A N A S E I B E R T ~ 41 I was with my mother and father in the restaurant of the hotel when the hotel bill was handed to my father. He first looked at it without much interest, but then he looked at it again, and I saw tremendous surprise and then anger on his face.

30 ~ Between Two Worlds She shouldn’t have bothered. I wanted to forget the whole thing. I could not understand what was happening and thought that I could leave it behind. When I got back, the house was quiet. Mama and Baba were in the kitchen, preparing dinner. Dad had not come back. I started setting the table, and everything seemed like every other night, but it wasn’t. One by one, the family gathered for dinner. My dad hadn’t come home for several hours, and my Mom’s face showed worry, but nobody started to eat.

Her faith in him was unshakable. I was still surveying the crowd, and wondering, in my youth, why she had such faith in him. Didn’t she know that promising that we would be reunited with the rest of the family was not realistic? But then, her wish to see her children again was so strong that she could not allow herself any negative thoughts. I continued to observe the crowd; everything was interesting to me. It seemed that there were people from every country in the world. All nationalities, all colors— black, white, yellow—rich and poor, happy and sad, young and old—all with expectations for a new life, just like us.

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