Georgie was a wonderful big sister to me and quite the extraordinary woman. Here are some of the things I remember about our Georgie Girl…
Verna and my first Christmas present
My oldest sister, Verna, became a teacher, and with a bit of the $300 she received, she came home for Christmas, after her first term away, with decorations for the tree, a homemade Monopoly board and presents for all of us.
Charlie Chan: Very Honourable Cousin
One of my cousins, Warner Oland, was a big Hollywood movie star, best known for portraying the orient-born detective, Charlie Chan.
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.
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.