Janis CIRKSIS was a displaced person (DP) after the Soviet union annexed Latvia and the Baltic states during WWII. This is a continuation in the series of letters that he received from his homeland, translated into English. To see the other letters in the series click HERE . For more information on Latvian translations please see the Latvian Translations page. This is the 14th Letter in the series. Katrine ČIRKŠIS, my grandmother. In this letter two people are mentioned that I will have to dedicate a post to eventually: My grandmother Katrine ČIRKŠIS and her mother Maiga LAPI ŅŠ. I don't know a lot about Maiga at the moment but if she was anything like her daughter or granddaughter, I have no doubt that there will be stories of her out there. Nica, 17.3.48 Our dear Janis in a foreign country! We send you loving greetings from your quiet birthplace! We received the last letter from you about a month ago, to which we then replied straight away.