Close takes and leaves – sometimes permanently. This has been done in my family, and now I know who is the first mother of the habit, writes Anna-Stina Nykänen in her column.
Anna-Stina Nykänen HS
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When young as a student from Helsinki, I got on a bus and traveled to Savo to meet my father’s family. I wanted to know why Dad is the way he is. It was summer, and the yard behind the low detached house was full of crowds. I remember the feeling of wonder: the yard was full of versions of myself.