In July of 1994, I traveled on a mission trip to Ukraine. It was there that I determined that my grandmother name would be Babushka (shortened to Ushka). I watched the babushkas there, and they were colorful and fun!
On our flight home, we stopped over and stayed the night in Helsinki, Finland. Most everyone took a boat tour. A few remained at the hotel, and I stayed back to rest. I ended up getting a pixie haircut at the hotel salon. Then, I shopped for my mother a little gift. I came across this sweet bird bowl for my mother. I do cherish the precious memory.