Born at home in rural Manitoba, Grandma grew up on a farm, digging Seneca root to earn the money to buy her First Communion dress.
“I hope you’re planning on visiting your mother before you go disappear to Europe for however many months.”
When I was a young girl imagining adulthood, I never imagined being 60.
This is the most expensive holiday of my life.
I wanted to surprise my parents, who didn’t know I was coming.
Now they’re at risk of canceling more than 15,000 December flights.
We were excited to trade long airport lines and expensive cross-country flights for leisurely beach strolls and cheap tropical drinks.