Joe And Mariya In The Promised Land

“But Joe Jarusewich, who lived like one of them, had a wife he hadn’t seen since 1930. Except for a 10-year span when they lost track of one another, they had written to each other twice a month throughout that time Joe told me once that Mariya’s letters always ended with the plea: ‘Take me Take me. I want to have more than one day with you before I die.’ And now, it seemed, the wish was to be granted. When we arrived at Dore Lake, the long process of getting Mariya to Canada had begun.”

Pamela Andres – Maclean’s – March 1970

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