Estonia through Canadian-born eyes (4)
Archived Articles 28 Jul 2006  EWR
    Trüki   E-post   FB     
The pull of heritage is a powerful magnet. People of Estonian lineage have had the opportunity now for 15 years, since Estonia regained independence from under Soviet occupation, to visit the land of their ancestors hassle free. That magnet is ever so much more special when the draw works after a century or longer away from Estonia.

Consider the following, discovered by chance in a medical publication Doctor's Review [July 2006]. Their cover story featured MDs on holiday. The magazine had asked doctors for their most memorable vacation moments.

The issue begins by noting the truism that travel is about discovery. Among the 100 winners published of astounding and even horrifying tales as selected by the editors was this heart-warming story, penned by child psychiatrist Judy Ustina, of Edmonton, AB. The title: 'Three generations in Estonia.' The subtitle: 'A multi-generational visit puts the old country in a new perspective'.

"My grandparents were born in Estonia but lived all their adult lives on their homestead in Stettler, Alberta. As a child, I listened to my grandmother's stories about the beautiful coastal town she grew up in and the healthy spas that were there.

In 2002, I took my mother and my two children to see the magical land of which she spoke. It was a real treat to discover the beauty of my grandparents' home country through the eyes of three subsequent generations. Haapsalu was a particularly beautiful destination. Tchaikovsky spent a couple of months there and was inspired to write Swan Lake..

My children felt totally at home and my mom was thrilled that the locals understood the Estonian she had learned in the '30s."
 
    Trüki   E-post   FB     
22 Feb 2018 12:37
"Ärkamise aeg" video Viivi ja Rein Lepik Tartust (2)
22 Feb 2018 05:04
Eestist võiks saada esimene maheriik maailmas? Sõnumeid Eesti Ökokogukondade Kokkutulekult.
22 Feb 2018 04:45
Üks pilt - Kätlin De Flick
22 Feb 2018 04:40
FOTOD | Mälestusteenistusel Metsakalmistul meenutati riigijuhte DELFI
22 Feb 2018 04:17
JUHTKIRI | Palju õnne, saja-aastane Eesti riik! Eesti Päevaleht
22 Feb 2018 01:58
Positiv nationalism präglar Estland, Mats Olofsson, Västerbottens-Kuriren
21 Feb 2018 18:47
Ambassador James D. Melville Jr. Congratulates Estonia on Centennial
21 Feb 2018 17:24
Charles Robert Kipper Memorial Service February 17th. Live. 2 part
21 Feb 2018 17:01
Linda Eerika Kääramehe 100 aasta juubelilt Swiss hotellis Tallinnas
21 Feb 2018 15:00
"Mooskoka" talilaager tõi kokku Toronto ümbruse skaudid ja gaidid
21 Feb 2018 11:01
EELK Konsistooriumi pressiteade
21 Feb 2018 09:37
Charles Robert Kipper Memorial Service February 17th. Live.
20 Feb 2018 21:45
GALERII | Ligi 600 inimest matkas Johan Pitka mälestuseks (1)
20 Feb 2018 21:30
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir legendary Canadian athletes: TSN's Jay and Dan
20 Feb 2018 04:42
Kuidas Tiit Ojasoo ja Indrek Saar Eino Baskinilt teatri käest võtsid: (1)
20 Feb 2018 04:09
WHY MADISON AVE. LOCATION & SITE ARE TOTALLY UNSUITABLE FOR AN ESTONIAN COMMUNITY CENTRE (12)
18 Feb 2018 20:34
KRISTJAN RANDALU Newsletter
18 Feb 2018 19:47
TÄNA 30 aastat tagasi. 8 Eesti Loomeliidud ja Eesti avalikkuse muutus 1988 – 2018 (2)
SÜNDMUSED LÄHIAJAL
Feb 25 2018 - igas kodus
Kooslaulmine EV100
Feb 25 2018 - Üle ilma Eesti kodudes
Kooslaulmine EV100
Mar 14 2018 - Toronto Eesti Maja
Eesti Keskuse projekti koosolek

Vaata veel ...

Lisa uus sündmus