A seeker's home

  • 1998-08-06
  • Katya Cengel
Stories told by a displaced Latvian maid inspired a program that helps Latvian youth who have no one. In part I of II, Katya Cengel reports on how a Swedish woman's memories of her Latvian maid created a sanctuary for orphaned teenagers.One of Kerstin Nordin's fondest childhood memories in Sweden is her family's Latvian maid, Anna Koskill. As a girl of 10, Nordin would watch Koskill knit mittens and embroider sweaters with Latvian images. "She was a seeker," said Nordin.The maid filled Nordin's young imagination with images and stories of Latvia when it was free - a beautiful country on the...
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