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Raffaele Albi

Mr. and Mrs.
Enrico Butti

Mr. & Mrs.
Domenico Chiarello
(Nella Anselmo)

Gus & Assunta Dotto
(Emilia Raffin)

 Attilio & Stella Gatto

Gus Lavorato

Giovanni Paron

Louie Protti

Mr. & Mrs. Sartor

Sam Scrivano

Silvio Tona

Paolo Veltri


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Year of the Coal Miner September 2003 - 2004


Assunta describes her work as a maid in Milan, Italy. 

Work, work, work!
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Sisters Sue and Emilia relate an incident of discrimination that happened when Sue was in the Cadomin hospital during World War II.  What could have been terrifiying turned out to be quite amusing instead!

"Poisoned" Ice-Cream
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Gus Dotto describes the isolation between the towns of the Coal Branch as compared to the ease of access between the towns in the Crowsnest Pass, where sister-in-law Emilia lived. 

Coal Branch vs Crowsnest
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Mr. and Mrs. Dotto describes the years of their courtship during World War II when Gus was in the Canadian army. 

Courtship
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