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Potatoes And Pickled Herring

Countries like the United States and Canada have been populated in large part by families with a fierce desire to fight for a better lot in life. As a consequence, such nations are comprised in large measure of the kind of people who had the get up and go to get up and go. This nation is a product of people who weren't content to lie down and die in their original country when their survival and that of their children was at stake. With some exceptions, if you are not an immigrant, somebody back there near the trunk of your family tree was, whether or not you fully realize where people like you came from. Some of the children of earlier immigrants now dwell harshly on the crime of today's immigrants who left hunger and hopelessness behind to go find America. And technically today, that is a crime/Bill Hall, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: When did your first forefather/mother come to this country?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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