In the aftermath of World War ll our good friend Emily came from England to join her husband a returning war veteran at his home in Canada.

 She traveled by steam ship and train carrying her newborn daughter
to the rocky shores of Cape Breton Island. 
Her new home would be the village of Inverness known for fishing and mining on the western shore of the island.

Emily and Paul would raise three children in all and spend all their working lives there. Inverness had no subway and only the occasional bus. 
Roads were a combination of mud and gravel which made travel difficult. 
There was no indoor plumbing.
Winters were long and cold.

It was a world apart from her prewar home in England.

Oh, what a time she had. Spring was all the sweeter. Nothing but the best for Emily.