Moving On, Part 1

Carol’s story

This is the first part of a memoir on living abroad and in the United States. It deals with my life from 1949 to 1960.

It all started in 1949 when I was seven and my brothers were five and two. My father had received a Fulbright fellowship to do research abroad, so my parents rented out the house, packed the five of us in their new Ford—which they had to sell in order to pay for our passage over—and drove to my grandparents’ farm in Upstate New York. In an attempt to shield her grandchildren from postwar … Read More