March 14, 2011
ANNE MARIE POSELLA
SPECIAL TO THE WCR
In 2009, my grandmother died a year before her 100th birthday. After the funeral, I dug up her old genealogy records, which traced our family's roots back 400 years to the habitants of New France.
As a child, I had spent hours listening to the stories that Gram had told about my long-ago ancestors. What courage had led these men and women to Canada, bringing little more than the faith! The early settlers had faced terrible hardships as they made a life for their families in this new land.