Please understand that I know everything is not about me but my retrospections are mostly about me, I mean there are mine after all.
My title 'All Four Of My Grandparents Are Refugees' is true, kind of.
My title ‘All Four Of My Grandparents Are Refugees’ is true, kind of.
Both my Paternal grandparents came from Ireland, forced to move somewhere else, in this case the Boston area, because of the potato famine. What I found out later was my paternal grandfather was from south eastern Ireland and my paternal grandmother was from the north western part of Ireland – meaning they never would have met except by emigrating to Boston. Hmmm.
Both my Maternal grandparents came from Canada where they lacked opportunities so they emigrated to the USA. (I say ’emigrated’ but back them one would just go visit, get a job, get married and stay.) My grandfather was from the Toronto area and my grandmother was from the Montreal area. It took courage to move to America and that was where they met and eventually I am a direct result of their courage and steadfastness.
(Mostly) Vegetarian, Politically Progressive, Daily Runner, Spiritual, Helpful, Friendly, Kind, Warm Hearted and Forgiving. Resident of Braintree MA.