1. Enjoyed this very much! What a wonderful woman! My German Galician grandmother’s family and extended families came to Canada from Eastern Europe under economic and religious duress between 1898 and 1905. My English/Irish grandmother came from England in 1906 with her husband who had his mechanics papers and got a good job on the railyway right away. Both families settled in Winnipeg. Too different worlds, two different immigrant stories. My English/Irish mom met my German Galician dad at a very Canadian lake! We need to make sure that Canada and the USA don’t forget that, other than our aboriginal peoples, many of our citizens were all immigrants once. We need to be as generous to those in need now!

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