Our Visit to Facebook

While in California, we visited the headquarters of Facebook in Menlo Park in Silicon Valley on August 9, 2018. It is the world's most widely-used social media platform subscribed to by two and a half billion people. That includes the other familiar services of Instagram and WhatsApp, also owned by Facebook. An astounding 25,000 people work for Facebook.

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The Marych Tapes

For the longest time, I had wanted to visit the Marych's in Edmonton.  They have always been a part of our family because of their being good friends of our parents during World War II and afterward.  I also wanted to hear their story about our parents. So, in August 2003 Bev and I flew to Edmonton and spent a few evenings with them. We also went to a Ukrainian Day event celebrating Ukraine's Independence. it was 12 or so years after Ukraine became independent.  Below are three one hour unedited videos.

Part One of Three - Visit with Walter and Dusia Marych in Edmonton on August 23, 2003, by Vic and Bev Kubik

Part Two of Three

Part Three of Three

Chick- Fil- A

On May 29, 2018 Tom Sutton, owner of the Cincinnati Eastgate Chick-Fil-A store spoke to our Batavia Rotary Club.   His presentation was interesting in that he brought out lessons about relationships and management of people that bring about successful results.

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TravelArk Blog Africa March/April 2018

From March 19, 2018 through April 17, Beverly and I will visit three African countries where we feel near and dear to the people.   We have worked there in various ways through the United Church of God and in humanitarian terms through LifeNets.

We will visit South Africa, Malawi and Zambia.  We have people, projects and buildings on the agenda.  I will have an up to day TravelArk blog posted at


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Memorial Day Post by Oleh Kubik about Dad

I would like to post this Memorial Day.

My Dad was 16 years old when the Nazis invaded Ukraine. Hitler outlawed high school attendance and offered many youths the "opportunity" to go to Germany and work and earn some money and return in 3 months. 3 YEARS later my Dad is gaunt famished and working as a slave in Nazi labor camps.

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