by Joseph McKeown

"One of the women told a wonderful story about being recognized in her local bakery during the first visit back to her homeland. An old acquaintance walked in, looked at Alice and said, 'Oh, hello. I haven’t seen you for a while.' Alice’s sister responded, 'No wonder, she’s been in New Zealand for 24 years!' Alice was thrilled and comforted to be recognized as though she had never left. It made her feel that her homeland, which she missed and treasured very much, would always be home."

- Molly George
   "Interview: Immigrants Talk About Growing Old in Their Adopted Land"