Our story 2- If I could turn back time

Life in Montreal, CAN in the early 1990s.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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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