A Scattering of Seeds: The Creation of Canada
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  1. Why did Bob and Jane Aberson immigrate to Canada?
  2. Why would Bob and Jane Aberson not be considered 'traditional immigrants'?
  3. What surprised them when they got here, and why?
  4. What type of work did Jane start to do to supplement the farm income?
  5. How did Jane Aberson start writing her "how to columns" for future emigrants and what was her goal?
  6. Why was it considered a crazy idea to build a tennis court on the Aberson farm?
  7. Why did Jane Aberson go back to the Netherlands?
  8. When WWII was on, why did Mrs. Aberson start to have tea parties in Dauphin?
  9. Why did Bob and Jane Aberson become known as Mr. and Mrs. Credit Union?
  10. Why do Bob and Jane Aberson's children consider themselves lucky as a result of their parents' decision to immigrate to Canada?