Sunday, July 21, 2013
A trip to Poland - Part 3 - Showing up unannounced
The biggest surprise was my great grandfather's stone. My great grandfather died when my grandmother was 13 and they were too poor to buy a gravestone. After my grandmother came to Canada, she sent money to Poland so they could place a stone on her father's grave. Something neither my aunt nor my dad knew.
We were a little nervous at first about just showing up somewhere and asking people for help but we are so grateful that we did. We are thankful to have found so many kind people who were genuinely interested in helping us track down and reunite with family that we didn't know!