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L'histoire d'immigration de Joseph Parisien (immigrantécossais)

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Langue: 
Anglais
Creative Commons: 
CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Numéro d'accession : 
S2012.2319.1

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Mother: Mrs. Sarah McVey Parisien (War Bride)

Brother: S.Darwood

Left Glasgow, Scotland, arrived Liverpool, England to board the ship.

On the 3rd or 4th day at sea we came upon a very bad storm . All passengers were ordered on decks with life jackets on. It was very scary. I was 9 years old. My brother was 7. We had fun on the ship. Two kids roaming all decks , going up and down in the elevators was so much fun. As we arrived in Halifax, Feb. 10th/46 the Red Cross helped Mom clothe us as we were in short pants and jackets. They gave us long pants and sweaters.

We boarded a train a day or two for our unknown destination to Quebec. Traveling through the Maritimes to Montreal we never saw so much snow in our lives. Arriving in Montreal was very scary. There was a big snow storm which we had never seen. But we soon got used to it.