Jerry sent me another memory of his time in the USSR as a fourteen year old American boy. His father and uncle had gone to the Soviet Union as engineers working for American Lead, which later became Dutch Boy Paint. Bringing companies such as American Lead and Ford Motors was part of Joseph Stalin’s plan to industrialize the country.
This is, I believe, a continuation of his skiing-adventure story:
Alright, after wandering around, we started heading north to where the people were crossing the river. After a bit, I told Dad, “Hey look at all the dogs up there.”
He replied, “Stay close to me this time. Those are not dogs. They are wolves.”
My being a skinny little kid of 14, I would be a nice snack. I obeyed! Nothing happened and we made it back ok.
i’ll send more as my memory allows.
I guess it wasn’t all bad for Americans in the Soviet Union!