Here to Stay
Mac Horsburgh’s story about tracking down the origins of a wartime photo of his dad, “Making a Connection” (October-november 2016), really touched me. During World War II, I was serving in the Women’s Land Army in England, where I met a Canadian soldier. He asked me to write to him while he was overseas, which I did. One day, my letter was returned. The accompanying note said he had been badly injured. Having lost an eye and suffering from PTSD, he’d been returned to Canada. I have always wondered what happened to him and pray he recovered from his injuries. After the war, I went to work for a veterinarian. One day, he showed me an ad for a kennel in Quebec that was hiring. I applied and got the job—that is how I came to Canada. After about a year, I moved to British Columbia, where I met my husband, Jim. We still live on Vancouver Island and will be married 58 years this fall. Dorothy Carswell, Courtenay, B. C.