Switzerland, Liestal, daily life, prison, Zurich
Mother was exiled 30 years in America -- so I spent 30 days in Liestal, one for every year she was isolated and banished! My mind was constantly on such thoughts as I daily walked the streets of Liestal. Tired as I was, I never reached the point of exhaustion such as she did - - especially when she walked behind the harrows with a four-horse team [One Small Lifetime, page 79.] My 30 days for her 30 years was poor compensation for a devoted mother who almost died to bring me into the world! [One Small Lifetime, bottom of page 4. ]
Thurkauf, Ernest Albert
"A Final Visit to the Land of my Birth Baselland, Switzerland June 1994,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 32
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol32/iss2/4