Tag Archives: French-Canadian

Entertaining fiction for Franco-Americans and anyone who enjoys mysteries

Louise Penny mysteries

Reading is a terrific way to escape the risk of experiencing self sheltering claustrophobia. Obviously, the opportunity to engage in more reading has been one of the rare benefits we are given during self sheltering, to help prevent the spread of the highly contagious Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Nearly all our summer 2020, activities we are accustomed […]

Androscoggin Swinging Bridge – Franco-American mill workers history

Gusts visiting the Androscoggin River Swinging Bridge

BRUNSWICK, Maine –  A lovely pedestrian bridge spanning the Androscoggin River between Brunswick and Topsham is a place to visit at almost any time of year, but especially with Maine’s summer guests. It provides visitors with a scenic view of the river and the location is easy to find along Route 1, thru Brunswick. My […]

Growing Up Franco-American with no patent leather shoes

Growing Up Franco-American by Lorraine Dutile Masure

“We kept such a low profile that it was only in 1977 that Maine recognized Franco-Americans as an ethnic group, even though we had been here for scores of years”, wrote Lorraine Dutile Masure, in her autobiographical memoir.  Writing personal and often comical short narratives, Masure has given readers personal insight to the Franco-American experience. […]