Family Spoon

Refugees and immigrants are in the news non stop these days and it’s hard to process the hardships that they have faced and what they have escaped to get here. After Canada day, I can’t imagine having to pack up my things and leave for another country. But yesterday on a visit to home, my mom brought this out; a simple serving spoon. It was my great grandmothers and one of the few things they brought over from the Ukraine when they came to Canada. Stunning that they had so little with them sailing half way around the world to start a new life. And it’s amazing that today, there are more refugees now than at any other time in history.

while driving from Toronto to Calgary, July 3, 2016.  Photograph by Todd Korol
My great grandmother’s spoon.  Photograph by Todd Korol

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