December 2015

Uncle Henry was one of my father’s brothers. Although he helped the family move to Saskatchewan, he returned to Minnesota and helped set up the Veterans of Foreign Wars association there, which began to ensure rights for veterans and their families.

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My daughter Lisa sent my daughter Colleen a link asking for stories of Canadian immigrants. Lisa suggested we tell the story of Anna Stone and, though I’ve told bits of it before, here’s the submission we’re sending to Miriam Matejova for her upcoming book.

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Wikipedia image of snus

My father often retold the story about the snus box. When your twin two-year-old boys have the deck of a cargo ship headed for North America as their playground, you need to keep an eye on them – and the important stuff (or should I say “snus”)!

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