Not Knowing: Memories Inspired by My Mother's Letters. First Edition, Signed.

By: KOEHOORN, Tena

Price: $35.00

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KOEHOORN, Tena. Not Knowing : Memories Inspired by My Mother's Letters. [Lyons Brook, NS] : The Author, (2002). First Edition. "Printied by Advocate Printing & Publishing Limited, Pictou, Nova Scotia". Pp. [1]-142,(2). With 34 b&w photos as well as other illustrations in the text. 8vo (138 x 216 mm), photo-illustrated red cardcovers, with white lettering to spine.

Trijntje (Tena) Koehoorn, née Rienks (b. April 18, 1926, Sint Annaparochie, The Netherlands - d. October 15th, 2014, Pictou, Nova Scotia) was living in Lyons Brook at the time of publication.

Anecdotes from the Pictou County resident's life, after being born on a ship en route from the Netherlands, before spending time in Cape Breton, Halifax, and Pictou.

"Tena Koehoorn was born in the Netherlands on a sailboat on April 18, 1926. The youngest of nine children, she spent the first seven years of her life on the canals and lakes of Holland. Her brothers and sisters had been sent off to boarding school, but Tena's mother looked at her and said, 'This one I keep for myself'. Tena had a wonderful time growing up, but the war years brough new challenges that changed the direction of her life. She was prevented from receiving a full education and in the aftermath of war thought for the first time about leaving her homeland for a better life. Tena married her husband, William Koehoorn, on April 16, 1953. Six weeks later they were on a ship to Canada, not knowing what adventures lay ahead. In this book, Tena shares with you some of her experiences and memories as she moved from Cape Breton to Halifax before eventually settling down on a farm in Pictou County raising four children. Her husband passed away in 1997 and she now resides in Lakeside Villa in Lyons Brook." - from rear.

Lightly rubbed, else very good. Signed, without inscription, by the author on verso front cover. 35.00

Title: Not Knowing: Memories Inspired by My Mother's Letters. First Edition, Signed.

Author Name: KOEHOORN, Tena

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Advocate Printing and Publishing Limited, Pictou, NS, 2002,: 2002

Seller ID: 59213

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