Oh wow!! So you took a trip to your motherland, good for you!
My first trip to my mom and dad's village (separate villages), I spoke poor Ukrainian. After a few more trips, it improved. And you are so correct; they don't ask for anything in return ... they are hard working, good people!
Thank you for sending me this message. It makes me feel so good that the time I spend on my computer helps some one connect with their family in Ukraine.