Our story 2- If I could turn back time

Life in Montreal, CAN in the early 1990s.


Turning back time to life in Canada

By Emma Palova

Note: This is the second part of a story series, “If I could turn back time” based on a prompt by the WordPress Daily Post that spurred my imagination.

The first story posted at http://emmapalova.com/2016/01/17/my-story-if-i-could-turn-back-time-2/ delved into an action packed time in my life spent on the ranch in Vizovice, Czech Republic with my grandparents.

As I start my second story, I look back at a transition time in the early 1990s as the family adjusted to life in America.

Life in Quebec, CA Life in Quebec, CA

A lot of this theme “If I could turn back time” is reflected in my memoir about the three generation family immigration saga, “Greenwich Meridian.” ©

Montreal, CAN After immigrating first to the USA in 1989, our family ended up in Montreal the following year. I wanted to join my husband who got visa to Canada.


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Visit the Walachia region in Moravia during your visit to Czech Repulic. Walachia is home to rich folklore, plum brandy, plum kolache and pork, sauerkraut with dumplings.


This video captures the spirit of the region of Walachia including Vizovice, Czech Republic. Yes, if I could turn back time to this place.


Roznov pod Radhostem, Walachia, Czech Republic

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My story-If I could turn back time

When you visit Czech Republic don’t forget to venture out also to Moravia, home of the plum brandy, wine cellars and castles.


Turning back time to ranch in Vizovice

By Emma Palova

Lowell, MI – The January Daily Post writing prompt “If I could turn back time” hits close to home as I am writing the second half of the family immigration memoir “Greenwich Meridian.”

Whenever I sit behind the computer and think about the past, it evokes an entire spectrum of memories ranging from excellent to poor.

If there was a time machine, I would return to two big eras in my life. Chronologically speaking, first I would go back into the late 70s and mid-80s.

Clock work hardware. Clock work hardware.

It was a tumultuous time in my life. In not even a decade, I managed to get married, have a first-born daughter Emma, finish prep school Gymnasium Zlin, work at a veterinarian institute and finally complete bachelor’s degree at the Technical University in Brno. I got my first car as a present…

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