Gertrúda Milchová receiving a work award

This photograph was taken at my work place in Bratislava, in the 1980s. In it, our director is giving me an award for 25 years of work at the paper and cellulose research institute. The first thing I had to do upon my return was graduate from high school. I couldn't finish my last year anymore. They were organizing courses in Bratislava. I used to commute from Trnava. First I graduated, and then I wanted to study. But what? I had friends that had gone to study languages, but one of the shomers wanted to study chemistry at an engineering school. So I went with him and took engineering, specializing in paper and cellulose. For 27 years I worked at a paper and cellulose research institute. From there I retired.