Canadian immigrant, genealogy, Hamilton District school, daily life, Switzerland
In my old years, I often had the urge to revisit the scenes of my youthful days in Alberta, Canada. Florence, my beloved wife, and I had hoped to do it together, but because of her failing health and serious strokes, it was never to be. After her passing in 1985, I purchased a new auto with intentions of_ making a North-Western journey alone. But after numerous trips -- up to North Carolina and New York State -- in the two years after her death, I began to have serious misgivings about a long journey alone. My two sisters, as well as my brother and my children, objected to my going it by myself. They tried to discourage me with comments that I would never find familiar landmarks nor people I had known many years ago.
Thurkauf, Ernest Albert
"A Return Visit to the Land of my Youth Alberta, Canada,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 32
, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol32/iss2/6