Many of us come from poor immigrant farm families and can identify with
Tina’s story. Yet each story is different. Tina’s stunning story takes you
at a fast clip from the early migrations of her Mennonite people from
The Netherlands to Prussia to Ukraine. Her parents were born toward the end
of the 19th Century in Czarist Russia, just in time to witness World War I, the
1917 Bolshevik Revolution in St. Petersburg, the Civil War that followed, and
the reign of Lenin. For most of those years in their Ukrainian village the Klassen
family prospered. The collectivization and purges of Stalin followed the Klassen’s
emigration from Russia to Canada in 1925. Canada is the setting for Tina’s birth
and life. See how the everyday chores, child’s play, schooling, and Tina’s curiosity
intersect with her family’s struggle for survival in this foreign land. The cultural
and natural environment was not always friendly. Drought, dustbowl, the Great
Depression, learning a new language and customs all took their toll. Although
they were dirt poor, you will be impressed with her family’s indomitable spirit
and fortitude. Tina is imbued with this spirit and ethic as she prepares herself
for independence and service. Achievements and progress are rooted in humble
beginnings. Tina remembers from whence she came.
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by on October 22, 2016
- AuthorHouse, April 2012
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