My collection of a dozen posts and stories for Remembrance Day
The Toronto Sun interviews Lesley Anderson and I about our families in WWII
Documents only tell a part of the story. Here's how I put them together.
The story of Dorothy Gibson and her life as a journeyman printer, living through WWII and the Great Depression
In this post I explore one Chinese Exclusion Act Case file to bring you the story of Aileen Cumyow, a Canadian Chinese woman who aspired to be an actress in the 20s and 30s.
For Womens History Month, I look at the hidden story of Lily's time in WWII.
Gathering family stories with the summer fruits
The surprising fate of my grandparents' house
Andrée Virot This is a story about Andrée Virot, a woman in the French Resistance. She was personally responsible for saving the lives of over 100 Allied airmen who were shot down over Europe. She was the tail end of several escape lines through Europe, and for 3 years, she operated under the nose of the Gestapo.… Continue reading The hairdresser spy: Andrée Virot