Interesting to find such a forum ! Yes, I was born in Riga - and went through the whole wwll exodus...( not the civil war ). Someone who would know would be on the older side .
mana valoda is loti " rusty " We grew up in France, came to US in 50's .My parents made us speak only Latvian at home - so I know the language ... but oh there is noone to speak it to ... But I love languages and will chat about all that.
I am on the West coast - but have a few sisters on the East coast. So....contact is possible.