A sombre revelation for a former neighbour
Re: “ ‘What will happen to us now?’ A son recalls his mother’s experience of the 1918 pandemic,’ ” Jan. 18, 2021, page 24.
Living at the parsonage in Osler, Sask., from age 6 to 12, with my own grandparents back in Manitoba, Maria Buhler was our neighbour and she was called “Grandma Buhler” in our household. She was known by the neighbourhood children for giving out full-sized chocolate bars at Halloween. Her home was warm and welcoming, and I never knew what she had endured as a child until now.
—M. Michelle Hildebrand (online comment)