I remember the evening when they announced it on the news on TV. We were just having dinner, the TV running besides. Mom and dad were engaged in a heavy fight. Both of them red all over and screaming at each other. We, the kids were listening and chewing. Suddenly they quieted down. It was a female speaker who said the unbelievable.
I remember our cat died a couple of weeks later.
I was small. I thought Russia was very far away. Thought we were safe b/c we were so far away. Now I'm older. Russia is not far away at all.