HIS­TORY LESSONS

Reader's Digest (Canada) - - Reader’s Digest - CAROL SCHROEDER, Regina

I’ve been a faith­ful sub­scriber for many years and al­ways look for­ward to the va­ri­ety of top­ics cov­ered in each is­sue. “The ‘Farmerettes’” (Septem­ber 2018) was es­pe­cially in­ter­est­ing, as the au­thor and I share a com­mon back­ground: our an­ces­tors came from Great Bri­tain and even­tu­ally set­tled in Wolse­ley, Sask. My fa­ther fought with the Regina Ri­fles dur­ing the Sec­ond World War, leav­ing my mother and me be­hind. His fa­ther, brother and cousins main­tained the farm­lands, so my mother didn’t be­come a “farmerette” un­til my dad re­turned and they set up their own farm­ing op­er­a­tion in 1946. Thank you for shar­ing this im­por­tant and al­most for­got­ten era of Cana­dian his­tory with your read­ers. Keep up the good work!

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