Arriving in a Foreign Land 

(July 03, 2016 )


Arriving in a Foreign Land 
July 3, 2016

When I first arrived to  Canada, someone told me I couldn't buy a house. I brought money from Portugal in June 1989 and bought my first home on October 14 1989! It was a 900 sq.ft  bungalow for $56,000 dollars right beside the stadium. We fixed up the home and made the floors shine. I was so happy when I got the home, I would leave at 6 am and come home at 9 pm, I did not speak english and my son had to teach me how to catch a bus. I had four kids and knew this was not going to be an easy life but I didn't care because I loved this country and wanted a future for my kids!