Reader letters

Thank you for giving me the motivation to work with my parents’ story and preserve it for future generations. When I read the article in the winter issue of Renaissance, about Uta Sojat writing her mother’s memoir, I thought that I, too, could do something like that. After Christmas, I started writing down what I could remember and asked my siblings to add their memories as well. I am lucky that my father left some notes about his life as a starting point for me. I am now on this adventure into my parents’ story that took them from the post-war Netherlands to Indonesia, back to the Netherlands and finally to Canada. I have nothing but praise and admiration for the local historical societies in the Netherlands because they have been incredibly helpful by sending me documents that fill in gaps or verify what my father has written. I am not sure how long this will take, but I know that I have learned a lot about local customs and how people lived before the Second World War. Thank you for a wonderful publication!

—Jacqueline De Pace (District 8 London, Middlesex)

I received Renaissance magazine today. A real treat! I haven’t finished reading it all, but what I have read is worth reading again. Thanks — it’s good entertainment!

—Pauline Grenier-Morin (District 51 Echo)

Thanks for the issue of Renaissance, which just arrived at my home! It certainly is wonderful to actually hold the magazine in my hands and read it at my leisure. Keep them coming!

—Jeanette Campbell (District 49 The Prairies)


“Boost Your Happiness,” Suzanne Read’s story in the spring issue of Renaissance, incorrectly identified her mother in the photo. Read’s mother is on the far left.

Magazine spread of the 'Boost your happiness' story in Spring 2022 issue.