Icelanders have long memories

Due to in climate weather and poor crops, my ancestors left Hofsos over 150 years ago. I don’t know anyone in this foreign land.

Yet, when I step out of the car everyone seems to know me. They smile and say, “Welcome vestur Islendingur.”

Vestur Islendingur . (“Vestur islendingur” is an expression used by Icelanders to describe Icelandic-Canadians and Icelandic-Americans. It means “Western Icelanders”.)

To them and to me, it seems, part of me still remains in this beautiful land.

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