an immigrant’s first christmas: thérèse writes home from california

“It’s been seven days since I last cried. I’m resigned to my fate. If they keep me, I stay. If they let me go, I leave.” Click here for the full article

8 juin 1964 – John writes home to his mother, Amabilis

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My father knew when he left Quebec in April 1964 that he would never see his father, Delphis, again. He didn’t expect Delphis to die this soon when he wrote this letter to his mother and family back in Sainte Croix.

You can read the letter in French and its English translation by clicking on this link.

“Everyone lives to hope. When there is no hope the desire to live is pretty much done.” John Bedard, 8 juin 1964, Orange, California

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